Key messages

  • Glue traps are used to catch small pests, such as mice and rats.
  • In Victoria, glue traps can only be sold to, and used by, commercial pest control operators and used in commercial food manufacturing businesses.
  • Heavy penalties apply for illegal sale and use.

In Victoria, glue traps can only be sold to and used by commercial pest control operators with an approval from the Minister for Agriculture. They are not available for the general public to buy and use. Heavy penalties apply for illegal sale and use.

On 27 June 2011, a new statutory notice under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Regulations 2008 was published, approving the use of glue traps in commercial food manufacturing premises subject to terms and conditions specified in the Victoria Government Gazette, No. S 503, 31 December 2009.

Further information can be obtained from the Glue traps fact sheet published by the Bureau of Animal Welfare

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