Key messages

  • The Guidelines for pest control operators in Victoria provide information about pest control licences.
  • The guidelines aim to assist the pest control industry in complying with the legislation under which they are regulated.
  • The pest control industry is licensed so that pest control operators, consumers, members of the public and the environment are protected from the harmful effects of pesticides.

The Guidelines for pest control operators in Victoria provide information about the pest control licence, issued by the department under s. 101 of the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (PHW Act).

The guidelines aim to assist the pest control industry in complying with the legislation under which they are regulated, mainly the PHW Act and the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009.

The PHW Act requires individual pest control operators to be licensed unless the pesticide is being used for certain specified purposes that do not involve a significant risk to public health.

Licensing of the pest control industry is designed to protect pest control operators, consumers, members of the public and the environment from harmful effects of pesticides.

Contact details

  • Pest Control Program

    Phone hours are: 9 am to 12 pm, Monday to Friday. Direct all other enquiries to the pest control email address. Postal address: GPO Box 4057, Melbourne VIC 3001