Requirement to hold an Agricultural Chemical User Permit (ACUP)
A person is required to hold an ACUP or other form of authority (e.g. a Commercial Operator Licence) to use agricultural chemicals that are Schedule 7 poisons (Dangerous Poisons) or that contain atrazine, metham sodium, pindone concentrate, or ester formulations of MCPA, 2,4-D, 2,4-DB or triclopyr.
A person is required to hold a Copper Chromium Arsenic (CCA) ACUP or other form of authority (e.g. a CCA Commercial Operator Licence) to use agricultural chemicals that contain copper chromium arsenate.
If the business treats timber that it owns, employees using CCA chemicals are required to hold a CCA ACUP or be under the direct and immediate supervision of a CCA ACUP holder.
If the business treats timber owned by others for a fee or reward, the business is required to hold a CCA Commercial Operator Licence. Employees do not require a CCA Agricultural Chemical User Permit. In this instance please refer to the CCA Commercial Operator Licence application form.
ACUP endorsement type
||Agricultural chemicals that are Schedule 7 poisons or contain atrazine, metham sodium, or ester formulations of MCPA, 2,4-D, 2,4-DB or triclopyr.
|1080 & PAPP
||Pest animal bait products that contain 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) or PAPP (4-aminopropiophenone).
||Products containing methyl bromide; or phosphine formulated as liquefied gas.
||Products that contain pindone concentrate (2.5% or greater) for the preparation of baits.
|Copper Chromium Arsenate
||Agricultural chemicals that contain copper chromium arsenate.
A fumigation endorsement is not required to use phosphine generating products supplied as tablets, blankets, chains or other solids, or to use registered rabbit control products or soil fumigants containing chloropicrin. A Standard ACUP authorises the use of these products. To add a 1080 & PAPP endorsement to a current ACUP, select the 'Add to my existing ACUP' option.
An ACUP (or other authority) is required to obtain ‘restricted supply’ chemicals. ‘Restricted supply’ chemicals include those containing acrolein, pindone concentrate, 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate), PAPP (4-aminopropiophenone), mevinphos or endosulfan.
It is an offence to supply a Schedule 7 poison to a person under 18 years of age. Persons under the age of 18 years will only be issued a conditional ACUP that does not authorise the use of Schedule 7 poisons and will automatically be issued a standard ACUP upon reaching 18 years of age.
Under Victorian regulations, you must keep records of all agricultural chemicals used. See the Agriculture Victoria Chemical Standards website agriculture.vic.gov.au/chemicaluse for details and templates.