Pest management licence - Queensland


You will need 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 for this licence, 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.

Other eligibility requirements vary depending on your circumstances. Please contact the administering agency for more information.


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 2022

Apply Application All $140.50

Processing fee for initial application. Fees for 2022

General Duplicate Certificate All $55.50

Replacement of a lost, stolen or damaged hard copy document evidencing a pest management licence. Fees for 2022

Renew Renewal All $168.50

Fees for 2022

Vary Variation All $55.50

Amendment application. Fees for 2022

Approval time

Up to 90 days

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.