Aerial Spraying Business Licence - Northern Territory

Description

You must have this licence if you operate an aerial spraying business.

Aerial spraying or aerial application is also known as crop dusting and is the spraying of crops with chemical protection from an aircraft. You must perform aerial spraying in a manner that is safe for humans, animals and the environment.

You can only use products that are registered for use in the Northern Territory (NT) by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) or under a permit issued by the authority.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to apply for this licence, you must:

  • hold an Air Operators Certificate endorsed to carry out agricultural operations
  • fit each individual spray nozzle used with an operating leak-proof cut-off valve.

Duration

3 years

Expiry

Expires on the 30th June on the third year from date of issue.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please check with the agency for information on fees to be submitted.

Additional information

It is a condition of this licence that you do not carry out aerial spraying unless one or more of the following applies:

  • a smoke generating device is operated at ground level near the point where the agricultural chemical product is applied immediately before and at all times during the application
  • the aircraft is fitted with a smoke generating device that is operated immediately before and at all times during the application
  • a windsock that is clearly visible to the pilot of the aircraft is operating at ground level at or near the point at which the agricultural chemical is applied.

Administering agency

Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Chemical Advisors

Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade

Northern Territory
Mailing address: GPO BOX 3000
Darwin, Northern Territory 0801
Phone: 08 8999 2344
Fax: 08 8999 2111
Email: chemicals@nt.gov.au
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