Useful links

Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority

The APVMA is the Australian Government regulator of agricultural and veterinary (agvet) chemical products.

For an agvet chemical product to legally be manufactured, imported, supplied, sold or used in Australia, it must be registered by the APVMA. The registration process involves scientifically evaluating the safety and efficacy (effectiveness) of a product in order to protect the health and safety of people, animals, plants and the environment. Click here to find out more.

Grains Research and Development Corporation

GRDC's purpose is to invest in RD&E to create enduring profitability for Australian growers. We invest in projects and partnerships that drive profitability, productivity within Australia’s grains industry. GRDC have extensive resources relating to spray application. Click here to find out more.

AgSafe

AgSafe is an industry-led non-profit organisation whose aim is to ensure safe supply, use and disposal of agricultural and veterinary (agvet) chemicals and containers through the supply chain. Click here to find out more.

CropLife

CropLife Australia represents the innovators, developers, manufacturers, formulators and registrants of crop protection and ag-biotechnology products. Click here to find out more.

State contacts

Find out more about safe chemical use and training/licensing requirements in your state or territory

NSW: https://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/your-environment/pesticides

ACT: https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1559/kw/agricultural%20chemicals#!tabs-1

Victoria: http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/agriculture/farm-management/chemical-use/agricultural-chemical-use/chemical-use-legislation

Queensland: https://www.business.qld.gov.au/industries/farms-fishing-forestry/agriculture/land-management/chemical-controls/using-chemicals/licences

Western Australia: http://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Corporate/Articles/N_R/Pest-industry-licensing-and-registration

Tasmania: http://dpipwe.tas.gov.au/agriculture/agvet-chemicals/licences-and-certificates/ground-spraying-and-pest-management-licences

Northern Territory: https://nt.gov.au/industry/agriculture/farm-management/using-chemicals-responsibly

South Australia: http://www.pir.sa.gov.au/biosecurity/rural_chemicals