Compliance Overview

Compliance Framework
Compliance Driver Pesticides Act 1999 (NSW)
Classification Level 3
Centrally managed, local area(s) requirement.
Associated Legislation
Associated Standards None
Associated Codes None
Associated Information None
Return to Top Administrative Information
Administrative Body NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA)
Administrative Name Local Office
Administrative Address Physical Address
85 Faulkner Street
Armidale NSW
Australia, 2350
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 494
Armidale NSW
Australia, 2350
Administrative Phone 131 555
02 6773 7000
Administrative Email
Administrative Website
Return to Top General Introduction
VC Compliance Delegate Jo Scanlan, Chief Operating Officer
Compliance Coordinator Bradley Nixon, Associate Director Operational Services
Business Units Impacted
  • Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit
  • Australian Business Research Institute
  • Centre for Agriculture and Law
  • Estate and Built Environment
  • Heritage Futures Research Centre
  • Institute for Rural Futures
  • Office of the Chief Operating Officer
  • Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
  • Rural Properties
Overview The Pesticides Act 1999 controls the use of pesticides in New South Wales. The Act aims to reduce the risks associated with the use of pesticides to human health, the environment, property, industry and trade. It also aims to promote collaborative and integrated policies for the use of pesticides. Pesticides must be registered by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) before they can be manufactured, supplied, sold or used. Registered pesticides carry an APVMA-approved label that provides users with instructions that are designed to minimise impacts on health, the environment and trade, and which are based on good agricultural practice. The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) enforces the proper use of all pesticides in NSW, after the point of sale. This includes pesticide use in agriculture, on public lands and on domestic and commercial premises.

The EPA encourages pesticide users to improve their management of pesticides through education programs and by facilitating communication among different stakeholder groups.