Commercial operator's licence - herbicides - Queensland


You may need this licence if you intend carrying out ground distribution of herbicides from designated ground equipment on land that you do not own or occupy.

Factors that can determine whether you need a licence include the type of ground equipment you are using and whether you are carrying out the ground distribution in a declared hazardous area, a regulated area or a non-regulated area of the state. You do not need a licence if the ground distribution is outside regulated areas.

As a licensed commercial operator, you may only carry out the work in the course of the business or under the direction or authority of a licensed ground distribution contractor or aerial distribution contractor.

Service type


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 be at least 17 years old and provide proof of an approved accreditation by providing statements of attainment, obtained after completion of the relevant Australian qualification framework (AQF) nationally recognised units of competency.

If you want to rely on an alternative qualification or training when applying, you must demonstrate that the qualification or training is relevant and substantially comparative to the specified units of competency qualification or training.

If you hold a certificate that is not from a registered training organisation, you may be able to apply for recognition of prior learning. Check with your chosen registered training organisation when enrolling.


1 or 3 years


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Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Biosecurity Queensland

Plant Biosecurity and Product Integrity

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