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AgVet Chemicals

Agricultural and veterinary chemicals play a vitally important role in primary production by protecting crops and livestock from unwanted weeds, pests and diseases. This in turn leads to greater productivity, improved quality and increased competitiveness in the market place. However, the misuse of such chemicals can result in an adverse outcome outside of the target area on human and animal health, the environment and trade relations. Consequently, users of agricultural and veterinary chemicals have a responsibility to ensure that they implement good practices to prevent off-site movement.

This website contains information that will guide you in the safe, responsible and effective use of agricultural and veterinary chemicals:

Spray Information and Incidents
Enquiries and complaints about spray drift or other off-target movement of agricultural chemicals.
1080 Poison
The 1080 Code of Practice has recently been revised to ensure that it meets community expectations that 1080 is used only as a last resort for the con...
Codes of Practice, Guidelines and Information Sheets
A number of Codes & Guidelines prescribe responsibilities and minimum standards for users of agricultural chemical products.
Chemical Registration and Permits
The registration of agricultural and veterinary chemicals is undertaken by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).
Farm Pesticide Storage
A Guide and Checklist for the storage of Agricultural Pesticides and specifications to meet most current Quality Assurance requirements.
Licences & Certificates
Other than for a small amount for home use - one needs a licence to spray agricultural & veterinary chemicals. Includes training information.
Prohibited and Restricted Agricultural Chemical Products
A number of chemical products are prohibited from use in Tasmania.
Residues in Food and Fibre
There is some risk that residues in agricultural and veterinary chemicals may be found in agricultural products.
Chemical Management Branch
Key positions within the Chemical Management Branch including contact details.
Legislation and Subordinate Legislation
Within Tasmania, State legislation controls the use of agricultural and veterinary chemicals.
Poisons and Animal Pests
A register was made by the Minister on 17 September 2008 containing a list of the pest animals and substances that may be administered for pest cont...
See also:

Pesticide monitoring in water catchments

Fertilizer Legislation:
Please refer to the Tasmanian Legislation website: www.thelaw.tas.gov.auYou are now leaving our site. DPIPWE is not responsible for the content of the web site to which you are going. The link does not constitute any form of endorsement and use the search engine on this site to find the following:
- Fertilizer Act 1993
- Fertilizer Regulations 1993


Legislation restricting access to Security-Sensitive Dangerous Substances (SSDS) came into effect in Tasmania from 21 November 2005. The first substance to be regulated by this legislation is Security Sensitive Ammonium Nitrate (SSAN) because of its history of use by terrorists and concerns about its ready availability.


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