AgVet Chemicals Contacts

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Agricultural and veterinary (Agvet) chemicals are important inputs for Tasmanian agriculture that assist in the production of sustainable, high-quality produce and livestock.  Whilst providing many benefits, chemicals must be used responsibly to manage weeds, pests and disease to minimise any adverse effects associated with their use.

The Agvet Chemical Program regulates the use of agvet chemicals in Tasmania to minimise risks to human health, the environment, animal welfare and trade while protecting and enhancing market access and consumer confidence.

The Agvet Chemical Program administers commercial spray contractor and operator licensing, investigates spraying complaints and incidents, authorises the use of certain restricted products, coordinates residue surveillance and management programs and liaises with the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) as part of the National Registration Scheme.

Registrar of Chemical Products

The Registrar of Chemical Products is responsible for the AgVet Chemicals Program including: 
  • the legislation and policy for controlling use of agricultural and veterinary chemicals and fertilisers; 
  • management of chemical residues in agricultural produce; 
  • management of spray drift investigations;
  • granting of spray operator licences and certificates of competency; 
  • granting of permits to use restricted chemicals such as 1080 and 2,4-D; and
  • liaison with the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA)
Contact: Program Manager and Registrar of Chemical Products:

Stuart Bowman
165 Westbury Road PROSPECT TASMANIA 7250
Phone: 03 6777 2133
Email: Stuart.Bowman@dpipwe.tas.gov.au


Agvet Chemical Management Officer

The Agvet Chemical Management Officer is responsible for:
  • coordinating agricultural chemical user audits and spray drift investigations; 
  • maintaining Agvet chemical legislation; and
  • providing technical and scientific advice
Contact: Agvet Chemical Management Officer:

George Downing
12 Short Street ULVERTSONE TASMANIA 7315
Phone: 0417 424 670
Email: George.Downing@dpipwe.tas.gov.au



Licence Coordinator

The Licence Coordinator manages the chemical user licensing system and is responsible for:
  • processing license and permit applications and maintaining the database; 
  • coordination of licence and permit holder monitoring programs; and
  • providing advice on issues relating to training, accreditation and licensing of chemical users​

Contact: Licence Coordinator

Maria Hawksley
165 Westbury Road PROSPECT TASMANIA 7250
Phone: 03 6777 2118
Email: Maria.Hawksley@dpipwe.tas.gov.au



Contact

Agvet Chemicals Program
Phone: 03 6777 2133
Email: agvetchemicals@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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