Pest Control Licence - Technician - Victoria


You will require this licence if you intend to carry on the business of controlling, destroying or repelling pests as a pest control operator. There are three types of licence authorisations which may be listed on the licence depending on the type of pest control work to be undertaken and qualifications of the licence holder:

  • pesticides (excluding fumigants) formulated for the control of arthropods, rodents, birds and fungi, which are used to control pests (other than pest animals)
  • pesticides formulated for the control of pest animals
  • pesticides in the form of fumigants.

Additional licence authorisations may be added to an existing licence upon written request and upon satisfying the qualification requirements for that additional authorisation.

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 licence, you must:

  • be a natural person
  • provide evidence that the prescribed qualifications have been attained
  • show that you are a fit and proper person for the position
  • provide any additional required information
  • pay the prescribed fees.

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

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Conditions or restrictions may be placed upon the licence. There are prescribed additional requirements relating to pesticide and chemical storage, use and transport of pesticides, application equipment, personal protective equipment and other safety items, maintenance of specified records, lodgement of specified returns, and facilitating the conduct of routine inspections by the agency.

Failure to renew the licence prior to its expiry date will result in cancellation of the licence. Conviction of an offence against the Act or regulations may also result in the cancellation or suspension of the licence.


Three years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $669.40

Fees for 2019-20.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009 Victoria

Lodgement process


Lodge your application form, fee, and any associated documents directly with the agency. You will need to attach:

  • A certified copy of relevant qualification certificates in support of your application; and
  • A colour photograph of yourself that meets the specified requirements.

Administering agency

Department of Health and Human Services

Pest Control Program

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Licensing Officer

Pest Control Program

Department of Health and Human Services

Operating address: 50 Lonsdale Street
Victoria 3000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 4057
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 1300 767 469
Fax: 1300 769 274
Website: Pest Control Program (Opens in new window)