In New South Wales, you need to have a licence to use pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, bactericides, baits, lures, and rodenticides. Moreover, under the Workplace Health and Safety Act 2011, anyone who uses hazardous chemicals must have the relevant training. See below for more information:
Ground Applicator Licence
In New South Wales, the NSW Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administers the Pesticides Act 1999.
Accordingly, individuals who spray weeds for a fee must hold a Ground Applicator Licence. It is your responsibility to ensure that a contracted ground applicator holds the relevant licence.
To apply for a Ground Applicator Licence, you must complete the two relevant training units. The licence period is five years, and you must hold a current ground applicator licence to re-apply.
OUR CHEMICAL COURSE COVERS THE TWO UNITS REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR A GROUND APPLICATOR LICENCE IN NEW SOUTH WALES
Further information can be obtained from: https://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/-/media/epa/corporate-site/resources/pesticides/18p1066-ground-applicator-licence-fact-sheet.pdf?la=en&hash=A27C70A2AA022F84048DA78B731384A0363ECDC8
To apply for your Ground Applicator Licence, click here: https://apps.epa.nsw.gov.au/epabusinessportal/pest-login