If you use pesticides in a pest control business you must have either:
- a pest management technician licence
- or a licence or authorisation under the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Act
Substances you need a licence for
You must have a licence to use pesticides for pest control listed in the schedule 5, 6 and 7.
This includes using them to:
Any of the following:
- other forms of animal life or viruses that are pests.
You must keep records of transactions for all substances on your licence for two years.
A dedicated register is required to record all transactions for dangerous poisons, known as schedule 7 substances.
This means recording details of stock in, balance and stock out.
You can record your transactions on either of the following registers:
You may be asked to have a medical examination if there is any concern that your health is at risk from using pesticides, particularly if you applying for a fumigation licence for using methyl bromide.
NT pest management technician licence register
To view the current list of registered pest management technicians go to hire a pest management technician.
You can also ask a technician for a copy of their licence.
Some licences restrict a technician to using specified chemicals only.
For more information contact Medicines and Poisons Control on the Department of Health website.