Timber Pest Management Technician Licence - New South Wales


You may need this licence to carry out timber pest management technician work. Timber pest management technician work involves the use of pesticides for the prevention, control or eradication of pests that attack, infest or destroy timber for fee or reward. It does not include:

  • aerial applicator work
  • RPA applicator pilot work
  • fumigation work
  • ground applicator work
  • pest management technician work.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, you must:

  • be 18 or older
  • be a fit and proper person
  • provide proof of attainment of the relevant qualifications.

Please contact the agency to identify any further eligibility requirements.


As specified


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Act(s) name

Pesticides Act 1999 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Pesticides Regulation 2017 New South Wales

Application process


Please note that this licence is being phased in.

If you held a pest management technician licence before 17 December 2021, you can continue undertaking commercial timber pest treatments with that licence until it expires or until 17 December 2023, whichever date is later.

If you renewed or first got the licence on or after 17 December 2021, you will need the timber pest management technician licence for treating timber pests from 17 December 2023.

Administering agency

Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

NSW Environment Protection Authority

Contact details

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