Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Applicator Business Licence - New South Wales


You will require this licence if you intend to operate a business that employs people to use remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) for the aerial application of pesticides. A pesticide is any substance or mixture of substances used to destroy or alter the life cycle of any pest. Pesticides are used in commercial, domestic and urban and rural environments and include bactericides, baits, fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, lures, rodenticides and repellents.

Please be aware that any person who intends to control the RPA will also require an RPA applicator controller licence.

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 first obtain a RPA certification from the relevant commonwealth agency. 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 $295.00


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for a RPA Applicator Business Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Apply All eConnect EPA (Opens in new window)

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.

RPA Licence Enquiries, 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 5791