Ground Applicator Licence - New South Wales


You will need this licence if you intend to undertake ground applicator work. Ground applicator work is the use of pesticides (other than fumigants) for the control of weeds or of pests affecting plants or soils.

You will not need this licence if you:

  • intend to undertake ground applicator work on your own land or on the land owned or occupied by a relative
  • are performing the work as an employee of a local or state authority on public land
  • are undertaking ground applicator work for bush care/regeneration
  • are performing amenity horticulture.

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:

  • provide evidence that you are over 18 years of age
  • be a fit a proper person
  • provide proof of attainment of the relevant qualifications.

Please contact the agency to identify any further eligibility requirements.


Up to 5 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -


  • one year - $107.00
  • five years - $425.00.

Fees for 2022-23

General Duplicate Certificate All $26.00

Fees for 2022-23

Renew Renewal All -


  • one year - $107.00
  • five years - $425.00.

Fees for 2022-23


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

Application process


You will need to supply a passport-size high quality photograph of your face and shoulders when applying for your licence.

Administering agency

Department of Planning and Environment

NSW Environment Protection Authority

Contact details

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