If you have a current occupational interstate aerial applicator pilot licence or RPA applicator pilot licence, you may be entitled to work in NSW under the automatic mutual recognition (AMR) scheme. Find out more about AMR and if you are eligible.
If you are not eligible for AMR or do not want to rely on AMR, you can apply for a NSW licence under the existing mutual recognition scheme using eConnect, the EPA’s online licensing portal.
You will have to provide:
- proof of identity and age (you must be 18 years old or older)
- a passport-style photograph taken within 6 months before applying
- a copy of your interstate licence
- the licence application fee.
However, you do not need to show evidence of training, as it has been recognised as completed when you obtained your interstate registration.
The EPA, under the mutual recognition scheme, will recognise a current equivalent licence issued in another state or territory but needs to determine whether there are any problems with issuing a NSW licence and whether any special conditions may be required.
Overseas qualifications are not automatically recognised or eligible for conversion to a NSW licence, as Australian licensing requirements fall under local legislation and national standards. To find out more:
- phone the EPA’s Environment Line on 131 555 (NSW only) or (02) 9995 5000 outside NSW, or
- email firstname.lastname@example.org