Pest Management Technician or Fumigator Licence - New South Wales


You will need this licence if you intend to undertake fumigation work or pest management technician work (pest control services).

Fumigation work is the use of fumigants for the prevention, control or eradication of pests. Pest management technician work is the use of pesticides (other than restricted pesticides or fumigants) for the prevention, control or eradication of pests.

If you treat termites or other timber pests, a timber pest management technician licence will be needed from 17 December 2023 for new applicants or when existing licensees renew if after that date.

There are situations where you will not need a licence which include the use of pesticides for agricultural or horticulture purposes.

Combined licences are not available. You will need to hold a licence for each type of work you intend to undertake.

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
  • 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 2023-24

General Duplicate Certificate All $26.00

Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All -


  • one year - $107.00
  • five 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.