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Victoria Legislation

Victoria legistlation


In Victoria a Standard Agricultural Chemical Users Permit (ACUP) is required for users of agricultural chemical products that: are Schedule 7 poisons (DANGEROUS POISONS) contain atrazine, metham sodium or ester formulations of 2,4-D, 2,4-DB, MCPA or triclopyr.


Successful completion of the ChemCert AQF3 course allows participants to apply to the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) for a standard Agricultural Chemical Users Permit (ACUP), which is valid for 10 years. The ChemCert card requires reaccreditation after a period of 5 years.

The Standard ACUP does not include use of 1080 or pindone, an extra short course is required to use these poisons.


ACUP process:

1. Complete a ChemCert Course

2. Send a certified copy of your statement of Attainment from ChemCert to DEPI along with your ACUP application form. Alternatively you can apply online and enter your ChemCert accreditation number e.g PACHE012345 or STU012345 (when filling in the ID number field do not add the PACHE/STU) 
acup application

3. Apply for the Standard ACUP and pay the $54 fee for 10 years



ACUP expiry:



Approximately two months before an ACUP is due to expire, Agriculture Victoria will send to the ACUP holder a renewal letter and an Application for an Agricultural Chemical User Permit (ACUP) form to the address listed on their ACUP. To re-apply, simply complete and send the application form and fee to the ACUP Registrar.

If you havent received a renewal letter, you can either contact the ACUP Registrar on 1800 678 779 or download and submit the application form. It is your responsibility to have a valid ACUP when using 'restricted use' chemicals - the department takes no responsibility if you do not receive your renewal letter.

You do not need to complete an AQF-3 refresher course in order to reapply for your ACUP. However, state gov encourages chemical users to keep up-to-date with changes in technology, current practices and regulations.

For more information visit the website.


For general information, please refer to your local state authorities websites:

Department of Environment and Primary Industries – Victoria 


Last Updated March 2018.