Agricultural Chemical User Permit (ACUP) - Victoria

Description

You may require this permit if you intend to transport or handle agricultural produce. This permit authorises the holder to purchase 'restricted supply' chemicals and use 'restricted use' chemicals.

People under the age of 18 can be issued a conditional ACUP, which does not allow the supply or use of Schedule 7 poisons.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Exemptions

You do not require this permit if you are operating under the direct and immediate supervision of a Standard endorsed ACUP holder.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this permit you must:

  • submit an application form
  • provide any information that may be required
  • possess the required training, experience and qualifications
  • not have been convicted of any offences under the relevant legislation
  • pay any required fees.

First time applicants must complete an accredited course in agricultural chemical use before applying for an ACUP. Different training is required to use different chemical products.

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

Ongoing eligibility requirements

ACUP holders are required to keep specified records of all agricultural chemical products used within 48 hours of using the chemical product, and to keep these records for a minimum of two years.

Duration

10 years.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $56.25

Fees for 2019-20.

Act(s) name

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Act 1992 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Regulations 2017 Victoria

Lodgement process

Apply

Please lodge your application form, fee, and all associated documents directly with the Agency.

Additional information

An ACUP is required to use agricultural chemical products that:

  •     are restricted use chemicals such as Schedule 7 Poisons (Dangerous Poisons) or those that contain atrazine, metham sodium or ester formulations of MCPA, 2,4-D, 2,4-DB or triclopyr
  •     contain 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate)
  •     contain gaseous methyl bromide, chloropicrin or phosphine for fumigation
  •     contain pindone concentrate for the preparation of poison baits.


An ACUP is also required for use in the post-harvest treatment of crops, and to purchase agricultural chemical products classified as restricted supply chemicals by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA), including 1080 pest animal bait products, endosulfan and mevinphos.

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

Administering agency

Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Agriculture Victoria

Contact details

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Enquiry

Agriculture Victoria

Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Email: ally.driessen@ecodev.vic.gov.au