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Legal Requirements and Responsibilities

A major component for chemical users in Australia is awareness of the relevant State/ Territory legislation that is applicable to them. To assist with this requirement the following links are the respective guidelines for each State/ Territory in Australia.

NSW: http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/pesticides/pesticides.htm
Notification for Ground Applicator licence from 1 July 2018:

https://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/your-environment/pesticides/licences-and-advice-for-occupational-pesticide-users

Victoria: http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/agriculture/farm-management/chemical-use/agricultural-chemical-use/chemical-use-legislation

Queensland: https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/plants/agvet-chemicals-and-residues/licensing-and-permits

South Australia: http://www.pir.sa.gov.au/biosecurity/rural_chemicals

Northern Territory: http://www.nt.gov.au/d/Primary_Industry/index.cfm?newscat1=Chemical%20Services&newscat2=&header=Legislation

Tasmania: http://dpipwe.tas.gov.au/agriculture/agvet-chemicals/licences-and-certificates/ground-spraying-and-pest-management-licences

ACT:

Western Australia: http://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Corporate/Articles/N_R/Pest-industry-licensing-and-registration

Off Label use all states

http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/agriculture/farm-management/chemical-use/agricultural-chemical-use/off-label-use

Work Cover guide

http://www.workcover.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0018/18207/chemicals_in_agriculture-Safe_use_storage_code_practice_04221.pdf

Non Agricultural Environments

http://www.workcover.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/20770/Safe-use-of-pesticides-in-non-agricultural-workplaces-Code-of-practice.pdf

Adverse Event Reporting Program

http://apvma.gov.au/node/69