Permits for off-label use
The APVMA administers a permits scheme that allows for:
- the legal use of chemicals in certain ways that are contrary to the label instructions, or
- in certain circumstances, the limited use of an unregistered chemical product.
A permit is similar to a label in that all instructions must be strictly followed.
An APVMA permit is required in Victoria to use:
- a 'restricted use' chemical in an off-label manner, except in low-risk circumstances
- 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 than the use intervals specified on the label for that use
- a chemical product contrary to a specific restraint statement on the product label — for example, 'DO NOT apply by air'.
Read more about permits on the APVMA website.
Permits for the off-label use of 1080 and PAPP
The Directions for the Use of 1080 and PAPP Pest Animal Bait Products in Victoria (DfU) imposes controls specific to Victoria for the use of pest animal bait products that contain 1080 or PAPP.
To use a pest animal bait product that contains the poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) or PAPP (4-aminopropiophenone) in a way that's contrary to the DfU, you must have a section 25A permit from Agriculture Victoria.
To apply for a section 25A permit you will need to submit an:
- Application for a section 25A permit to authorise the use of 1080 or PAPP contrary to the Directions for the Use of 1080 and PAPP Pest Animal Bait Products in Victoria (WORD - 785.5 KB)
- Application for a section 25A permit to authorise the use of 1080 or PAPP contrary to the Directions for the Use of 1080 and PAPP Pest Animal Bait Products in Victoria – accessible (WORD - 785.9 KB)
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).
Registered chemicals database
APVMA's Public Chemical Registration Information System (PubCRIS) is a searchable database that lists all:
- currently registered chemical products
- APVMA off-label permits.