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: 13 22 81 / 02 6207 1923
E: epdcustomerservices@act.gov.au
New South Wales Environmental Protection Agency Chemicals Regulations Group
NSW Environment Protection Authority
PO Box A290
SYDNEY SOUTH NSW 1232
P: 02 9995 5792 / 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 Resources Biosecurity and Animal Welfare
Department of Primary Industry and Resources
GPO Box 3000
DARWIN NT 0801
P: 08 8999 2102
E: chemicals@nt.gov.au
Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
GPO Box 46
BRISBANE QLD 4001
P: 13 25 23 / 07 3404 69999
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 Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources Agriculture Victoria
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
475 Mickelham Rd
ATTWOOD VICTORIA 3049
P: 136 186
E: VicChemicals.Coordinator@ecodev.vic.gov.au
Western Australia Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Chemical Coordinator, Chemical Services
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
Locked Bag No.4
BENTLEY DELIVERY CENTRE WA 6983
P: 08 9368 3815 / 08 9368 3333
M: 0427 193 838
E: waagvetchemicalcoordinator@dpird.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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