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Queensland Legislation


In Queensland an Agricultural Chemicals Distribution Control (ACDC) licence is required for those who ground spray herbicides with a powered machine as part of a job on land they don’t own or occupy.

Successful completion of the ChemCert AQF3 course and the unit Control Weeds allows participants to apply to the Biosecurity Queensland for an ACDC licence.


ACDC licence process:

1. Complete ChemCert Course AQF3 with Control Weeds unit

2. Use the form to apply for your licence 

3. Send a certified copy of the ChemCert statement of attainment to Biosecurity Queensland and apply for ACDC licence, for a term of one or three years


Useful links

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries – QLD

Biosecurity Queensland