Code of Practice for the Use of Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals in Western Australia - Western Australia


This code of practice provides practical guidance for the safe, responsible and effective use of agricultural and veterinary chemicals.

The legislation divides different substances into poison categories, which have different levels of control of supply and use based on risk to human safety. Some categories require specific licences to sell and use them. It also provides supply, storage and packaging controls over poisons and prescription animal remedies.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Medicines and Poisons Act 2014 WA

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.

Pest and Disease Information Service

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: 08 9368 3333
Fax: 08 9474 2405
Website: Agriculture and Food (Opens in new window)