- If you regularly use pesticides or fumigants in your work, you need a pest management technician licence or fumigator licence.
- If you are a trainee pest management technician or fumigator you will be required to hold a training permit
- If you provide services that use pesticides (other than fumigants) to control weeds or pests affecting plants or soil you are required to hold a ground applicator licence. The Ground Applicator Licence Fact Sheet (PDF 327KB) provides more detail on situations where a licence is required.
- If you are applying for more than one licence type you must meet the training requirements for each. Where there are identical competency requirements these only need to be completed once.
- You can apply for all of the above pesticide licences at eConnect EPA.
- If you hold a SafeWork NSW certificate of competency, this will continue to apply until its expiry date. You do not need to apply to the EPA to convert it to a licence until it approaches its expiry date.
- SafeWork NSW will continue to regulate work health and safety matters – call SafeWork NSW on 131 050.
Clause 6 of the Pesticides Regulation 2017 contains more information on what is considered ‘prescribed work’ and therefore requires a licence.
The public register lists all pesticide licences issued in NSW.