Ground Applicator Licence - New South Wales


You will need this licence if you intend to provide services that use pesticides (other than fumigants) to control weeds or pests affecting plants or soil.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence, you must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • be a fit a proper person
  • have completed units of competency: AHCCHM307 - Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases and AHCCHM304 - Transport and store chemicals.

If you have a current occupational interstate licence, permit or certificate of competency for ground applicator work, you may be entitled to work in NSW under the automatic mutual recognition (AMR) scheme.

If you are not eligible for AMR or do not want to rely on AMR, you can apply for a NSW ground applicator licence under the mutual recognition scheme.


Up to 5 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -


  • 1 year - $107.00
  • 5 years - $425.00.

Fees for 2023-24

General Duplicate Certificate All $26.00

Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All -


  • 1 year - $107.00
  • 5 years - $425.00.

Fees for 2023-24


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Automatic Mutual Recognition (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Pesticides Act 1999 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Pesticides Regulation 2017 New South Wales

Administering agency

Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

NSW Environment Protection Authority

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.