There are three separate application forms for pest control licences, depending on which type you wish to apply for:
- fully qualified technicians
- trainees who are currently undertaking training in a prescribed course while applying pesticides under the supervision for a fully qualified technician
- technicians who reside in another Australian state or territory, and who hold a valid licence as an authorised user of pesticides in that state or territory, and who wish to operate in Victoria.
Technician and Interstate operator licences expire three years after the date on which the licence is granted.
Trainee licences expire 12 months after the date on which the licence is granted.
A trainee licence may only be issued to a person on a maximum of three occasions unless exceptional circumstances apply.
For further information about the three types of licences, refer to the Guidelines for pest control licensing in Victoria. Also see, Trainee pest control operators for specific information about trainees.
As of March 2020, the department is trialling electronic submission of pest control licence applications.
All applications for a pest control licence are required to be submitted via emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org