Department of Health

Pest control legislation and licensing

Regulations, legislation and licencing for pest control operators including technicians

Licensing of the pest control industry is designed to protect pest control operators (PCOs), consumers, the public and the environment from the harmful effects of pesticides.

The Guidelines for pest control operators in Victoria help PCOs understand their legal obligations.

The department, WorkSafe Victoria, the Victorian Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) and the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) all administer different legislation that PCOs must be aware of and comply with.

Reviewed 10 August 2023


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

Pesticide Safety Program

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