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How to get your pest control licence in QLD

Act(s) name: Pest Management Act 2001
Regulation(s) name: Pest Management Regulation 2003
Licensing authority: Queensland Government Department of Health and Queensland Government Department Primary Industries
Expiry: Up to 5 years

How to get your pest control licence in NT

Act(s) name: Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Act 1994
Regulation(s) name: Governed by Department of Health Medicines and Poisons Control
Licensing authority: Northern Territory Government Department of Health and Community Services
Expiry: Up to 3 years

How to get your pest control licence in NSW

Act(s) name: Pesticides Act 1999 New South Wales
Regulation(s) name: Pesticides Regulation 2017 New South Wales
Licensing authority: New South Wales Environment Protection Authority (EPA)
Expiry: Up to 5 years

How to get your pest control licence in ACT

Note: The ACT does not issue individual licences.

Act(s) name: Environment Protection Act 1997
Licensing authority: ACT Government Department of Urban Services

How to get your pest control licence

You must have a valid pest control licence to undertake pest management technician work.

We strive to provide course content that is not only interesting and relevant but also practical, and we have worked hard to create high quality, online courses that teach you all the essential skills and knowledge you need, using the latest adult education methods.

Do I need a pest control licence?

The short answer is: Yes.

You must have a valid pest control licence to undertake pest management technician work. You need a licence whether you are employed or charge a fee to carry out pest management in urban, domestic or commercial situations.

The long answer is: Yes, but the scope of licence depends on your state or territory.

Different states and territories of Australia have different legislation and licencing authorities to obtain your pest control licence. Find out the differences here.

Quick tips: Common exterior risks to look out for

Know your garden risks? In this video we take you through the risk assessment for a residential courtyard garden site, identifying some common risks and the action you need to take to reduce them.

Quick tips: 7 common risks to look out for

Know your risks? In this video we take you through seven common risks identified in a residential kitchen site assessment and the action you need to take to reduce them.

How to be a good workplace supervisor

Becoming a workplace supervisor

To have your pest trainee technicians complete this course, they must find someone in their place of work to be a workplace supervisor. This will be a person who is prepared to officially supervise the training. The person must be a licensed pest controller.

Quick tips: Risk assessment of a house

How good are your risk assessments? In this blog we take you through a risk assessment of a terrace house...