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Pest management

Proposed changes to the regulatory scheme

The Pest Management Act 2001 and subordinate legislation is being integrated into the new Medicines Poisons and Therapeutic Goods (MPTG) regulatory scheme.

Read about the proposed new scheme and give your feedback.

Compliance with the Act and regulation

Licencing

Read about the types of activities that require a pest management technician licence (PDF 197KB).

Forms

Resources

  • August-2015 Update (PDF 111kB) — read about fenthion use cease, unregistered or suspect pesticides and Carcinogenic insecticides and herbicides, as well as current industry issues.
  • May-2014 Update (PDF 70kB) — includes information about notifiable incidents, penalty infringement notices and the washing of contaminated clothes to protect the family.
  • Jul-2013 Update (PDF 124kB) — includes information about changing your circumstances and new competency unit codes.

Contacts

Last updated: 27 September 2016

Choosing a pest management technician

Pest management is highly regulated because technicians use pesticides which can be hazardous to humans and pets. Things you should know when seeking pest management services (PDF, 48kB) include:

  • what licences are required
  • what services you can expect
  • what questions to ask.