Using pesticides for the management of birds

Avicides approved by the Australian Pest and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) to control property damage caused by birds are restricted to use on common introduced species.

Harm to introduced bird species is outside the scope of the newly commenced Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 which replaces the licensing provisions of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974.

As a result, these consents have been discontinued and the safe use of avicides including the licensing of avicide users are now regulated under the Pesticides Act 1999 administered by the Environment Protection Authority.

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Page last updated: 28 August 2017