Pest Management Technician or Fumigator Licence - New South Wales


You will require 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 fumigants) for the prevention, control or eradication of pests. There are situations where you will not require this licence including the use of pesticides for agricultural or horticulture purposes. Please be aware that if you intend to carry out both fumigation and pest management technician work, you will require two licences. You cannot apply for a combined licence.

Please be aware that prior to 1 September 2015, this licence was referred to as a certificate of competency. If you hold a certificate of competency under the old licensing regime, it will continue to be recognised until its expiry date. When you renew your licence, it will them be recognised under the current system.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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 18 years of age or over;
  • Be considered a fit a proper person to hold the licence;
  • Provide proof of attainment of the relevant qualifications;
  • Hold an insurance policy or be eligible to obtain one;
  • Submit the required form; and
  • Pay any required fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


5 years maximum.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $196.00
Renew Renewal All $153.00

Act(s) name

Pesticides Act 1999 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Pesticides Regulation 2017 NSW

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.

Chemicals and Radiation Licensing Unit

NSW Environment Protection Authority

Department of Planning and Environment

Mailing address: PO BOX A290
Sydney South, New South Wales 1232
Phone: 02 9995 5555
Phone: 13 15 55
Website: NSW Environment Protection Authority (Opens in new window)