Laws for ground distribution of herbicides
A herbicide, a category of agricultural chemical, is defined as any material used or intended to be used for destroying, or preventing the spread of plants.
Herbicides are registered by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).
The misuse of herbicides has the potential to harm agriculture or livestock, the environment, trade, or human health.
Legislation is in place to ensure that commercial operators and their businesses distribute herbicides from ground equipment responsibly.
The following legislation regulates the ground distribution of herbicides:
- Agricultural Chemicals Distribution Control Act 1966
- Agricultural Chemicals Distribution Control Regulation 2021
- Chemical Usage (Agricultural and Veterinary) Control Act 1988
- Chemical Usage (Agricultural and Veterinary) Control Regulation 2017.
- Learn more about agricultural chemicals and their use.