Off-Label Use of Chemical Products Permit - Victoria


This permit allows the use of a chemical in a manner that is not specified on the product label. Off-label use is intended to enable the use of agriculture chemicals in situations where extending label uses may be uneconomical for chemical companies (e.g. minor crop). 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.

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.

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


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Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.


Act(s) name

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

Application process


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

Administering agency

Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action

Agriculture Victoria

Contact details

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