Management of use of pesticides and veterinary medicines

State and territory governments are responsible for controlling the use of pesticides and veterinary medicines beyond the point of retail sale. In some states, more than one agency is involved.

Once a registered chemical product is sold or supplied to an end-user, it is controlled by state and territory legislation through legislative initiatives, codes of practice manuals, or standard operating procedures.

The following government agencies are responsible for managing the use of pesticides and veterinary medicines in each state and territory.

State/territory Agency responsible Contact
Australian Capital Territory Environment and Planning Directorate

Environment and Planning Directorate

ACT Government

GPO Box 158

CANBERRA ACT 2601
P: 02 6207 5311 / 02 6207 1923
E: environment@act.gov.au

New South Wales Environmental Protection Agency

Environment Protection and Regulation Group
NSW Environment Protection Authority
PO Box A290
SYDNEY SOUTH NSW 1232
P: 02 9995 5793 / 02 9995 5555
E:chemicals.regulation@epa.nsw.gov.au

New South Wales NSW Department of Primary Industries

Biosecurity NSW
NSW Department of Primary Industries
Locked Bag 21
ORANGE NSW 2800
P: 02 6391 3625 / 02 6391 3100
M: 0429 793 085

E: nswchemical.coordinator@industry.nsw.gov.au

Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries

Biosecurity and Product Integrity
Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries
GPO Box 3000
DARWIN NT 0801
P: 08 8999 2390 / 08 8999 5511
M: 0458 685 706

E: chemicals@nt.gov.au   

Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
GPO Box 46
BRISBANE QLD 4001
P: 07 3087 8101
M: 0418 197 907
E: callweb@daf.qld.gov.au
South Australia Primary Industries and Resources SA

Plant and Food Standards

Biosecurity SA
GPO Box 1671
ADELAIDE SA 5001
P: 08 8207 7983

Tasmania Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals

Department of Primary Industries, Parks Water & Environment
PO Box 46
KINGS MEADOWS TAS 7249
P: 03 6777 2133
M: 0408 365 461
E: state.coordinator@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

Victoria Department of Environment and Primary Industries

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals

Biosecurity

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

PO Box 103
GEELONG VIC 3220
P: 03 5226 4734
M: 0419 576 259
E: Vicchemicals.Coordinator@ecodev.vic.gov.au

Western Australia Department of Agriculture and Food Chemical Coordinator, Chemical Services
Department of Agriculture & Food Western Australia
Locked Bag No.4
BENTLEY DELIVERY CENTRE WA 6983
P: 08 9368 3815 / 08 9368 3333
M: 0427 193 838
E: waagvetchemicalcoordinator@agric.wa.gov.au
Western Australia WA Health Environment Health Directorate
Public Health & Clinical Services Division
Department of Health WA
PO Box 8172
PERTH BUSINESS CENTRE WA 6849
P: (08) 9388 4946
E: ehinfo@health.wa.gov.au

 

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