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.