Pest Control Licencing Australia
Pest Managmemt License Information
A pest control licence is required for any individual or group intending to administer pest management services. Pest management technicians are professionals who undertake various pest management activities and treatments as well as fumigations. The treatment is aimed to ward off or destroy any plant, animal or other biological entities that are harmful to an ecosystem, place or different types of structures. Below is an analysis of the requirements of obtaining a pest control license in Australia.
Only skilled applicants can receive permissions and licences from the Western Australia government. Upon completion of the mandatory training competencies, the applicant may then contact the Western Australian department of health (pesticide safety) for application documents. The department also recognises competencies and certificates obtained from other states.
Full technicians licence: issued once all course requirements are satisfied. The full technician’s licence allows the recipient to offer general pest management (including fumigation), timber pest (termite) control services
Provisional technician licence: holders of this licence must work under a full technician`s supervision for a full month (30 days). During this period, the holders must fill a log book within the period to be submitted to the Pesticide Safety department.
Salespersons licence: All salespeople must possess the S.P (sales persons) licence. Holders of the licence are restricted from handling, mixing or applying the pesticides.
Requirements for licence
Complete the various application forms and pay the fees.
For businesses conducted in residential property, you must contact the local government to obtain an approval letter to be submitted to the Health department
Clear display of your organization`s name, initials and registration number on business vehicles.
Learn more from the West Australian Health Department.
The Queensland Department of Health, through its Environmental health section, issues the pest control licences.