You will need this licence if you are a pilot that intends to distribute agricultural chemicals from an aircraft in flight.
An agricultural chemical includes any agricultural chemical product registered by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).
All aircraft (e.g. conventional aeroplanes, helicopters or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) operated from ground level) must be under the control of a licensed pilot in command when used for aerial distribution (spraying, spreading or dispersing) of agricultural chemicals.
The distribution of agricultural chemicals involves spraying, spreading or dispersing from an aircraft in flight. Aerial distribution includes aerial spraying of crops, aerial baiting activity (e.g. rat or mice baits or 1080 baits) and public health pest control (e.g. municipal mosquito control programs). Aerial distribution is often the preferred method to apply agricultural chemicals when it is impractical or difficult to carry out ground distribution, particularly in wet seasons.
You cannot carry out aerial distribution unless you do so under the direction or authority of a licensed aerial distribution contractor.