Off-Label Use of Chemical Products Permit - Victoria


This permit allows the use of a chemical in a restricted manner outside of its designated use: the application of agricultural or veterinary chemicals in a way not specified exactly on the product label. Off-label use is not illegal in Victoria within certain limits but is not recommended by the Agency and is not included within a manufacturer's warranty.

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 permit you must:

  • submit an application form
  • be an approved veterinarian or chemical user
  • provide information regarding the reason for the off-use request
  • provide location of proposed agricultural chemical use
  • have the required training, experience and qualifications
  • have a clear criminal record for the last 10 year
  • pay the prescribed fee.A risk assessment of the proposed off-label use will be carried out to ensure negative impacts arising from the off-label use are avoided.

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

Ongoing eligibility requirements

All aspects of off-label use are the user's responsibility, including residue controls, environmental safeguards, occupational health and safety, and animal welfare.

In cases where a chemical is used off-label, the agency recommends that growers confirm the residue status of their produce through pre-harvest residue testing. The presence of unacceptable residues in produce can have significant consequence for growers, packers, and sometimes whole agricultural industries.

Location-based, record keeping, and other requirements may apply.


As specified on the permit.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $2332.05

Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Exceptions All -

Fee exemptions may apply in the circumstances described on the application form.

Renew Renewal All $284.40 Fees for 2017-18.
Vary Duplicate Certificate All $284.40

Fees for 2017-18.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Off-Label Use of Restricted Chemical Product Permit - Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.
Vary All Change of Address Notification for a Licence or Permit - DOCX (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

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

Application process


Please lodge your application form and any other associated documents directly with the Agency.

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
Website: (Opens in new window)