Pesticides Act 1999 (NSW)
Centrally managed, local area(s) requirement.
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NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA)
85 Faulkner Street
P.O. Box 494
02 6773 7000
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VC Compliance Delegate
Jo Scanlan, Chief Operating Officer
Bradley Nixon, Associate Director Operational Services
Business Units Impacted
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.