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Environmental Issues

Chemicals and pesticides

Pesticide links

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) does not endorse in any way, or make any representations in relation to, any information, products or companies named or listed in the following websites or publications. You should make your own inquiries and obtain your own advice in relation to them.

There are many websites which give information on pesticide legislation and on the use of pesticides in domestic, agricultural, forestry, commercial and industrial situations. This webpage has been set up to provide links to some websites which have useful information on the pesticide topics listed below. Mostly there will be direct links to webpages on the topic specified. In some instances links will take you to a homepage and you will need to use the search facility of that website to find information on a particular topic.

Agriculture departments

QLD Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries
NSW Department of Primary Industries
VIC Department Primary Industries
TAS Department of Primary Industries and Water 
WA Department of Agriculture and Food
NT Department of Primary Industry, Fisheries & Mines
SA Primary Industries and Resources


Resource NSW

Domestic use

VIC Department of Human Services 
ACT Department of Territory and Municipal Services



Commonwealth departments

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF)
Australian Pesticides & Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA)
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
Australian Safety and Compensation Council (ASCC)
Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

Environment departments

Department of Territory and Services ACT 
Environment Protection Authority NSW
Environment and Heritage Protection QLD
Environment Water and Natural Resources SA 
Environment Protection Authority TAS
EPA Victoria
Environmental Protection Authority WA 
Environment Protection Authority NT

Forestry departments

Primary Industries and Resources (Forestry) SA
CSIRO Forestry and Forest Products
Forestry Tasmania


National Health & Medical Research Council
NSW Health
Department of Health & Families (NT) 
Better Health Channel
Cornell University (USA)
Minnesota Department of Health (USA)
World Health Organization


BBA (Germany)
Danish Environmental Protection Agency
Swedish Chemicals Agency
New Zealand Food Safety Authority
Pest Management Regulatory Agency (Canada) 
Pesticides Safety Directorate (UK)
Environment Agency (UK)


NSW pesticide and other relevant legislation   

Stock Medicines Act 1989 (NSW DPI)
Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 1966 (NSW Health) 
Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (SafeWork NSW, formerly WorkCover)
Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (NSW EPA)
Pesticides Act 1999 (NSW EPA)

State government pesticide legislation 

QLD Department of Primary Industries  
VIC Department of Environment and Primary Industries (Chemical Standards Branch) 
SA Primary Industries & Regions (PIRSA)
WA Department of Health
NT Department of Primary Industry, Fisheries and Mines 
ACT Environment Protection Authority 
TAS Department of Primary Industries and Water (DPIW)

Commonwealth pesticide legislation

Australian Pesticides & Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA)

Pest control


Department of Medical Entomology - Westmead Hospital
enHealth Council publication - Guidelines for control of public health pests -Lice, fleas scabies, bird mites, bedbugs and ticks
NSW DPI State Forests - termites


NSW Department of Primary Industries
Department of Environment and Primary Industries (VIC)
Department of Agriculture and Food (WA)
PMEP Cornell University USA


Page last updated: 13 October 2016