Agricultural and veterinary chemicals are important inputs to Victorian agricultural sectors, enabling production of sustainable, high-quality produce and livestock for a growing marketplace.
While providing many benefits, chemicals must be used responsibly to manage weeds, pests and disease and minimise adverse effects associated with their use.
The department regulates the use of agricultural and veterinary chemicals, as well as the manufacture and use of fertilisers and stock foods to improve their use in Victoria, protect and enhance market access and consumer confidence and minimise risks to human health, the environment and animal welfare and trade.
Report a chemical use issue - Here you will find a form that is intended for notifying chemical standards officers of issues that are directly related to agricultural or veterinary chemical use.
Chemical industry news – Quarterly e-Newsletter published by Agriculture Victoria that shares news and tips on agricultural and veterinary chemical use legislation in Victoria.
What’s new – Keep up to date with all the news from the Chemical Standards team, such as media releases, publications, updates from the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA), studies and audits, etc.
Victorian legislation - access Victorian legislation relating to Acts, Regulations, Orders in council and Prohibitions on sale and use.
Licence and Permits – access the various licences and permits available from Agriculture Victoria in relation to agricultural and veterinary chemicals.
Agricultural spraying and spraydrift management - Applying the right amount of chemical at the right time is a major factor in ensuring successful control. Enter here for details.
Record keeping – All chemical users in Victorian enter here for information about record keeping requirements and templates.
Baiting (1080 & PAPP) – access 1080 & PAPP training, licenses and permit information,
directions for use, sale and manufacturing information and resources to assist with successful baiting programs.
Off label chemical use – Are you using a restricted supply or restricted use Chemical? Enter here for definitions and important information on using both agricultural and veterinary chemicals not according to product label.
Chemical residues – Information on withholding periods, maximum residue limits (MRL), post-harvest treatments and produce monitoring programs.
Responsible chemical use – Minimise the risks associated with chemical use. Learn about: registered chemicals, reading chemical labels, purchasing, transporting, storage and disposal of chemicals giving chemical use advise
Fertiliser regulations – Minimising risks associated with fertiliser use in Victoria (aimed at fertiliser manufacturers) including regulations, a guide to understanding the regulations, fertiliser description and labelling requirements and national strategies that contribute to soil health.