Agricultural Aircraft Operator Licence - Tasmania


You will need this licence if you intend to operate an aerial spraying business that involves the application of agricultural chemicals. This licence is not needed for the aerial application of fertilisers, as they are not regarded as agricultural chemical products.

Agricultural aircraft operators do not need to hold a Commercial Operator Licence, as this licence only applies to ground-spraying activities.

This licence is a business licence. As the owner of the business, if you also intend to pilot an aircraft carrying out aerial spraying, you will also need to hold a Pilot (Chemical Rating) Licence.

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:

  • hold an Aircraft Operators Certificate issued by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority
  • be Operation Spray Safe Accredited by the Aerial Agricultural Association of Australia
  • hold an approved indemnity insurance policy or a cover note for a minimum amount of $30 000.




Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $165.00

Fees for 2021-22

Renew Renewal All $165.00

Fees for 2021-22

Act(s) name

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Act 1995 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Regulations 2012 Tasmania

Approval time

60 days from the day on which the application is received.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment


Agvet Chemicals

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:

Licence Coordinator

Agvet Chemicals


Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Operating address: 165 Westbury Road
Prospect, Tasmania 7250
Phone: 03 6777 2118
Fax: 03 6343 2833