Key messages

  • Guidelines for the safe use of pesticides in non-agricultural workplaces help people working in pest management and related industries to understand and comply with pest control legislation.
  • The guidelines are a single source of information about using, transporting, storing and disposing pesticides.
  • The guidelines have been written to ensure consistency with chemical control of use, environmental, public health and workplace health and safety legislation, where relevant.

The Guidelines for the safe use of pesticides in non-agricultural workplaces were developed by the Pest Management Industry and Government Sector Advisory Group, which comprises representatives from the pest management industry and state government licensing agencies.

They were developed as a guide for people working in pest management and related industries. They offer practical and informative guidance on how to comply with legislation relating to the use, transport, storage and disposal of pesticides.

The guidelines have been written to ensure consistency with chemical control of use, environmental, public health and workplace health and safety legislation, where relevant.

Contact details

  • Pesticide Safety Program

    Phone hours are: 9 am to 1 pm, Monday to Friday. Direct all other enquiries to the pest control email address.