Department of Health and Human Services

Pest control licence holders in Victoria

Page content: About the licences | Current licence holders | News release

About the licences

When hiring a professional pest control operator who charges for fee (or reward) for treating pests in your home or business, it is important to make sure that the individual is licensed. This ensures that they have attained an appropriate qualification.

The Department of Health licenses individuals who operate or are employed by a pest control business and apply pesticides to control insects and pest animals.

Current pest control licence holders

The pest control licence holder register provides details (name of pest controller and licence expiry date) for all current pest control operators licensed in Victoria.

The register allows you to search for current pest control licence holders. For any additional information please phone the Pest Control Program by phone on 1300 887 090 or email

Please note that there are two options for the status of a pest control licence:

Please note that there are three licence authorisations:

News Release

Hefty fine for unlicensed pest controller

A Lysterfield man has been prosecuted and fined $19,500 in the Ringwood Magistrates Court for six breaches of Victoria’s pest control laws, after a successful prosecution by the Department of Health. Please see the news release below for more detail.

  News release - Hefty fines for unlicensed pest controller (27 April 2012)