You may require this permit if you intend to transport or handle agricultural produce. This permit authorises the holder to purchase and use 'restricted use' chemicals.
You do not require this permit if you already have a Commercial Operator Licence, a Pilot Chemical Rating Licence, a Pest Control Licence, or have completed an appropriate course and operate under a quality assurance program that completes audits at least once every two years.
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.