Pest management licence - Queensland


You require this licence if you intend to apply pesticides or fumigants on a commercial fee for service basis. A pest licence will be issued with endorsements relating to urban pest and timber pest control and/or fumigation. Additional pest management endorsements are available for:

  • control of pest birds
  • carrying out pest management activities in sensitive places (e.g. aged care or childcare premises)
  • carrying out pest management activities in high-risk places (e.g. food manufacturing premises, intensive livestock farming).

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:

  • provide a declaration of assessment for site environments
  • obtain a statutory declaration from your employer stating that your employer believes you are competent to fumigate the selected environments
  • hold the relevant qualifications for the endorsement/s sought - see the 'Departmental standard - competency requirements' in resources for further information.
If you are an interstate applicant, you may be eligible to apply through mutual recognition.


Up to five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $168.50

Initial application. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All $140.50

Processing fee for initial application. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Renewal All $168.50

Fees for 2021-22

Apply Variation All $55.50

Fees for 2021-22


You cannot transfer this licence

Additional information

The agency provides:

  • licensing forms and advice about applying for a licence
  • inspection of equipment, vehicle operational procedures and labelling of containers
  • sampling of pesticides
  • investigation of accidents
  • responses to public inquiries and complaints.

Administering agency

Queensland Health

Public Health Regulation and Licensing

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:


Public Health Regulation and Licensing

Queensland Health

Mailing address: PO Box 2368
Fortitude Valley
Queensland 4006
Phone: 07 3328 9310
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