1080 and PAPP training, licences and permits

Training requirement

All persons handling or using 1080 or PAPP bait products must successfully complete the accredited ‘1080 and PAPP training course’. This means the 22516VIC course in 'Minimising risks in the use of 1080 and PAPP bait products for vertebrate pest control' (or previous equivalents 22275VIC or 21835VIC).

The 1080 and PAPP training course teaches participants the safe, legal and effective handling and use of 1080 and PAPP bait products. It also provides information on how to abide by the document titled ‘Directions for the use of 1080 and PAPP pest animal bait products in Victoria’ .

The 1080 and PAPP training course is offered by Auschem Training and other registered training organisations, which can be searched via the Australian Government's training website.

Licence and permit requirements

All person handling or using 1080 or PAPP bait products must hold or be operating under an appropriately endorsed permit or licence. The relevant permit or licence type depends on the situation the product is being used.

Non-commercial use

Persons who handle or use 1080 or PAPP bait products on their own land or their employer’s land (i.e. farmers and public land managers) must hold an Agricultural Chemical User Permit (ACUP) with ’1080 and PAPP’ endorsement. To obtain this ACUP, the person must have successfully completed the 1080 and PAPP training course.

The ACUP is issued by Agriculture Victoria under the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Act 1992.

Apply or renew your permit online or download the form ACUP (WORD - 780.9 KB)

The only exception is if the person holds a valid Pest Control Licence issued by the Victorian Department of Health. The PCL must be endorsed to use pesticides formulated for the control of pest animals to protect buildings used for commercial premises, domestic premises, or privately-owned land adjacent to domestic premises. The person must have also successfully completed the 1080 and PAPP training course.

Commercial (fee for service) use

Persons who handle or use 1080 or PAPP bait products on another person’s land for a fee or reward must be operating under a Commercial Operator Licence (COL) with ‘Vermin (pest animal)’ endorsement. They must have also successfully completed the 1080 and PAPP training course.

The COL is issued by Agriculture Victoria under the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Act 1992.

Download the form:

Apply or renew a COL (WORD - 787.6 KB)

The only exception is if the person holds a valid Pest Control Licence issued by the Victorian Department of Health. The PCL must be endorsed to use pesticides formulated for the control of pest animals to protect buildings used for commercial premises, domestic premises, or privately-owned land adjacent to domestic premises. The person must have also successfully completed the 1080 and PAPP training course.

Aerial use

Persons who handle or use 1080 or PAPP bait products via aerial application must hold a Pilot Chemical Rating Licence (PCRL) and have also successfully completed the 1080 and PAPP training course.

Page last updated: 02 Jun 2022