Aerial Application of Agricultural Chemical Products - Western Australia

Description

You are required to comply with this regulatory obligation if you intend to pilot an aircraft (including remotely piloted aircraft) that carries out the spraying of agricultural chemicals such as an insecticide, fungicide or herbicide.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Eligibility requirements

You must:

  • meet the requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority
  • have the Spraysafe Agricultural Pilot qualification (or equivalent) and / or authorisation to apply a controlled chemical product.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You must keep records from each application of agricultural chemical product for three years and be available if requested by an inspector. These records are the:

  • date and time the product was applied
  • name and address of the person who applied the product
  • name and address of the owner or occupier of the land to which the product was applied
  • total area of the land on which the product was applied
  • location of the land
  • estimated velocity and the direction of the wind at the time of the application
  • name of the product that was applied
  • quantity and concentration of the agricultural chemicals applied per hectare
  • application equipment used
  • type of crops on which the product was applied.

Please note the application records are to me made not more than 48 hours after use and can be in written or electronic form.

Act(s) name

Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Biosecurity and Agriculture Management (Aerial Application) Regulations 2018 Western Australia

Additional information

You may not be required to undertake the Spraysafe Agricultural Pilot Course if you are the land owner, who owns a remotely piloted aircraft (up to 150 kg) and only operates it over their own land. Instead, the remote pilot will require the following units of competency:

  • AHCCHM303 prepare and apply chemicals
  • AHCCHM304 transport and store chemicals.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Agriculture and Food

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:

Enquiries Officer

Agriculture and Food

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Operating address: LOCKED BAG 4
Bentley DC, Western Australia 6983
Mailing address: 3 Baron-hay Court
South Perth, Western Australia 6151
Phone: 1300 374 731
Phone: 07 9368 3333
Fax: 08 9474 2405
Website: Agriculture and Food (Opens in new window)