Section 25A and APVMA permits
To use a pest animal bait product containing the poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) or PAPP (4-aminopropiophenone) contrary to the Directions for the Use of 1080 and PAPP Pest Animal Bait Products in Victoria, a section 25A permit from Agriculture Victoria is required.
The DfU imposes controls specific to Victoria for the use of pest animal bait products that contain 1080 or PAPP. Further information on the use of 1080 and PAPP products and the DfU can be found on our baiting page.
Permits to authorise the use of 1080 and PAPP contrary to the label of the chemical product are issued by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA). More information can be found under APVMA permits.
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Chemicals Authority (APVMA) issues permits to allow the legal use of chemicals in a way that is contrary to the label instructions, or the limited use of an unregistered chemical product.
An APVMA permit is required in Victoria to use:
- an 'restricted use chemical' in an off-label manner
- an unregistered chemical product
- a chemical product at a rate higher than the maximum rate on the label for that use
- a chemical product more frequently that the use intervals specified on the label for that use
- a chemical product contrary to a specific restraint statement on the product label e.g. "DO NOT apply by air." Refer to the APVMA website for further information on how to apply for a permit.
Chemicals behind a fence
The APVMA website has a searchable database of all currently registered pesticides, off-label permits and lists of all maximum residue limits (MRLs).
Further information on off-label use and residue management .