Commercial Operator Licence - Tasmania


You will need this licence if you operate a business that provides commercial ground or pest management spraying services. This licence applies to any business that uses agricultural chemical products to control pests and diseases for fee or reward.

Examples where this licence would be needed include:

  • broad acre agricultural spraying
  • forestry spray contracting
  • roadside weed spraying
  • insect, disease or weed control in lawns and gardens
  • insect and rodent control in and around homes and buildings.

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:

  • make the application in an individual's name or in the name of a registered company, with valid proof of registration
  • hold appropriate current professional indemnity insurance.

Any staff employed by your business handling or applying chemicals must hold a valid certificate of competency to use a chemical product.




Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $165.00

Fees for 2021-22

Apply Licence 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

Lodgement process


Please lodge your application directly with the Agency.

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