Pest control operators (PCOs) are most at risk of pesticide exposure, since they work with pesticides all the time. Therefore PCOs must ensure they follow best practice to protect themselves from any potential adverse health effects.

PCOs also have a legislative responsibility and duty of care to use pesticides safely to reduce the risk to the public, animals and the environment from the harmful effects of pesticides.

The department has produced information to help PCOs comply with relevant legislation and strive for industry best practice.

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