Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
APVMA representative Gaye Weller presented at the 2018 AGIA Conference on the “off label” use of chemicals, advising that in states, other than Victoria, it is illegal to use any products (including certified organic products) for “off label” control of pests and diseases without a permit, and their use can result in large fines.
Whilst the AGIA board does not promote the use of chemicals in food growing, we do represent the interests of all our members including organic, chemical free and conventional farmers. By obtaining chemical permits as an association, we can assist our members in reducing the costs of food growing by negating the expense of individual permit applications. Please note that in order to take advantage of this and further APVMA permits, you must be a financial member of the AGIA and comply with the “conditions of use” specified by the APVMA.
Please note the permit link below will take you to the APVMA website which includes a list of “conditions of use”, including directions for use, critical use comments and withholding periods for harvest and grazing. It is important that permits are checked on the website before using the herbicides as conditions for use may change in the future.
Link to APVMA website.
View member-only APVMA permits (login required).