1080 and PAPP resources

The following resources will assist you with complying with the Directions for the Use of 1080 and Papp Pest Animal Bait Products in Victoria and the product label.

Record keeping

Users

Persons using 1080 or PAPP pest animal bait products must make an accurate written record of the use in accordance with the Agricultural Chemicals (Control of Use) Regulations 2017. Records must be:

  • made within 48 hours of use, and
  • kept for a period of two years after the date of use.

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Persons purchasing or obtaining product on another’s behalf

Sometimes a person may purchase or collect 1080 or PAPP pest animal bait product on behalf of the user. This person is referred to as an ‘agent’. An agent could be a partner, employee, neighbour, or baiting coordinator.

An agent must be authorised to use a 1080 or PAPP product, to be supplied or handle the product even though they may not be the end user.

Agents must make an accurate record that includes the following information and keep the record for two years:

  • Full name and address of the agent and user/s; and
  • Authorisation type (i.e. ACUP or Commercial Operators Licence (COL)), number and expiry date held by the agent and user/s; and
  • Product name, total quantity purchased/obtained, and quantity provided to each user.

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Retail suppliers

Retail suppliers of 1080 or PAPP pest animal bait products must make an accurate record of the sale or supply in accordance with the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 and keep it for three years.

Risk assessment for the use of 1080 and PAPP products

Persons using 1080 or PAPP pest animal bait product are responsible for assessing and managing the risks associated with the use of the product. Completing a risk assessment will help meet this responsibility.

A risk assessment can determine if 1080 or PAPP baiting is an appropriate control option in your situation and if so, the likely quantity of product required, and what risks must be managed and how.

A risk assessment provides a checklist of actions that need to be undertaken prior to, during and after baiting so that risks are managed to an acceptable level.

Completing a 1080 and PAPP use risk assessment

A suggested process for completing a 1080 and PAPP use risk assessment is provided below:

  1. Monitor the pest species that you want to manage, identify where they are living, travelling, foraging and/or feeding and estimate their numbers on the property where baits may be used. Conduct similar monitoring for non-target animals on the property and surrounding areas to determine the level of risk to these species.
  2. Consider a combination of pest control methods that will be most effective for your situation.
  3. Determine if a 1080 or PAPP pest animal bait program is the most appropriate management technique. See the Directions for the use of 1080 and PAPP pest animal bait products in Victoria (‘DfU’) for information on how these products are used.
  4. Prior to purchasing a 1080 or PAPP bait product, undertake a risk assessment and speak with your neighbours about the pest animal problem and potential management techniques.
  5. Discuss with neighbours the possibility of undertaking coordinated baiting as this approach gives a greater level of management of the pest animal over a larger area of land.
  6. Identify where the most appropriate location(s) for bait placement are on your property.

If the likelihood of a risk occurring following compliance with the DFU, product label and SDS is unlikely then the risk is deemed to be managed to an acceptable level.

If the likelihood of a risk after mitigation is still possible, likely or almost certain (residual risk) then the risk is not managed to an acceptable level and a more detailed risk assessment that considers additional risk management strategies is required.

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1080 and PAPP baiting templates

All persons who handle or use products containing 1080 or PAPP must follow the product label, the safety data sheet and a document titled “Directions for the use of 1080 and PAPP pest animal bait products in Victoria” (‘DfU’).

The templates below may assist you to comply with these legal requirements and are also found in the DfU.

Page last updated: 20 Dec 2022