Agricultural Aircraft Operator Licence (AAOL) - Victoria


You will require this licence if you intend to operate a business that provides aerial spraying services or employ pilots to carry out aerial spraying. The activities requiring this licence typically cover aerial spraying of farm chemicals over or around forestry, crops or surrounding lands.

Other licensing requirements and strict restrictions apply.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

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:

  • operate an aerial spraying business that meets the requirements of the current legislation, or Operation Spray Safe, or be assessed by the agency as operating to a similar standard
  • provide information on any previous convictions under any of the Acts specified on the application form
  • make an application on the approved form along with accompanying documentation
  • pay any required fees.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Ongoing eligibility requirements

You will be required to keep specified records of all chemical applications, to keep these records for a minimum of two years, and to provide specified notifications to landowners. Location and other restrictions may apply.


Three years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $910.08

Combined fee for both Agricultural Aircraft Operator Licence and Pilot (Chemical Rating) Licence. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application All $796.22

Fees for 2017-18.

Other resources

Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources


Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Project Officer Licensing


Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Mailing address: PO Box 2500
Bendigo, Victoria
Phone: 13 61 86
Fax: 03 5430 4505
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