Requirements for Laying 1080 Baits
Landowners planning to use 1080 on their property require both
Commercial Operator Licenses
Contractors, which could include forestry companies, who intend to lay 1080 baits on land owned by another person or company for fee or reward must hold a Commercial Operator Licence
If either partner in a joint venture uses 1080 on land on which a forest plantation is being established under that joint venture, a Commercial Operator Licence is not required to be held by either partner.
Certificates of Competency
A provisional certificate may only be issued for a limited period (usually a maximum of 6 to 12 months) until the applicant completes the 1080 bait layers course conducted by a DPIPWE officer.
Certificates are issued as follows:
- a full Category 2 Chemical User Certificate of Competency may be issued only after the applicant has completed a 1080 bait layers training day conducted by DPIPWE and only after a satisfactory on-the-job assessment of the applicant's ability to use 1080 safely and effectively is made by a Senior Biosecurity Inspector.
- a provisional Category 2 Chemical User Certificate of Competency may be issued to an applicant only after a satisfactory on-the-job assessment of the applicant’s ability to use 1080 baits safely and effectively is made by a Senior Biosecurity Inspector and on the condition that a DPIPWE 1080 bait layers training course is completed as soon as possible.