As of 1 July 2018, any person applying pesticides to weeds or soil for a fee will be required to hold a Ground Applicator Licence.
The requirements to obtain a licence are:
- To be 18 years or older
- Attained competency in the following units:
- AHCCHM303 – Prepare and apply chemicals
- AHCCHM304 – Transport and store chemicals
- Provide a passport photo
- Pay the $300 application fee to the EPA
Licences are valid for 5 years and a separate licence is required for every applicator.
It is the responsibility of businesses that engage contract sprayers to ensure that they hold a Ground Applicator Licence.
Applications for a licence can be found on the EPA website: