About invasive animal control
The Medicines and Poisons Act 2019 (MPA) commences on the 27 September 2021 and has replaced the Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996 (the HDPR).
Persons authorised to deal (i.e. manufacture, possess, supply, apply, buy or dispose) with a regulated poison used for invasive animal control under the now repealed HDPR can be authorised under the MPA as a licence holder, holder of a general approval, or as an approved person.
Poisons used for invasive animal control such as strychnine, fluoroacetic acid (1080), PAPP are classed as restricted S7 poisons (RS7) under the new Act.
Find out more about the type and scope of authorisations for dealing with RS7 poisons for invasive animal control and how authorities under the HDPR will transition to the new MPA:
- Aerial distribution of fluoroacetic acid baits and pesticides
- Authorised biosecurity and nature conservation officers
- Commercial baiting operators
- Local government
- Primary producers
Authorities granted under the HDPR prior to commencement of the new MPA will continue until the term expires or are surrendered/cancelled. Applications submitted under the repealed HDPR and not granted before the commencement of the new MPA, will be assessed under the MPA. Authority holders will have up to 12 months to obtain the necessary competencies required under the MPA.
Queries about authorisations for RS7 poisons for invasive animal control can be directed to the Environmental Hazards Unit by email at email@example.com.