For the purposes of Regulation 8 of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Regulations 1996
, a "small amount" means any amount of an agricultural chemical product that is registered, packaged and labelled for use as a home garden product in Tasmania. This applies where a product is purchased, stored and handled in packages which are approved for home garden use.
If you provide a service for fee or reward which involves some spraying, but the spraying is only incidental to the main service you deliver and you only spray a small amount of agricultural chemical product, you do not need to hold a Commercial Operator Licence. To qualify for this exemption, you must purchase, store and handle the products in the containers in which they were sold for home garden use.
Home garden products are registered by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) and labelled in accordance with the Code of Practice for Labelling Home Garden and Domestic Pest Control Products. They are made available to the general public from nurseries and gardening/hardware stores.
Some examples of products that are registered for home garden use are shown below.
Examples of Home Garden Products:
|Chemspray Clear White Oil Insecticide||200 and 500 ml packs|
|Mortein Fly and Insect Killer||250 and 350 ml packs|
|Hortico Carbaryl Tomato Dust||500 gram pack|
|Confidor Garden Insecticide||25 gram pack|
|Yates Pyrethrum Insecticide||200 and 500 ml packs|
|Defender Pellets Snail & Slug Killer||500 gram and 1 kg packs|
|Roundup Herbicide||1 litre pack|
|Brunnings Glyphosate 360 Weed Killer||1 litre pack|
|Garden King Multiweed||200 and 500 ml packs|
|Manutec Weeder and Feeder||2 litre pack|
|Yates Zero Weedspray Concentrate||200 ml and 1 litre packs|
|Yates Once-a-Year Pathweeder||200 and 500 gram packs|
|Multicrop Weed Killer Concentrate||200, 240 and 500 ml packs|
|The Green Gardner Weed Spray||750 ml pack|
|Brunnings Feed & Weed for Lawns||5, 10, 12 and 20 kg packs|
|Brunnings Lawn Food Plus Bindii Destroyer||2 litre hose on pack|
|Yates Triforine Rose Fungicide||500 ml pack|
|RichGro Mancozeb Plus Fungicide||150 gram pack|
|Yates Leaf Curl Copper Fungicide Spray||250 gram pack|
The above list is not exhaustive. There are a number of other products that are also registered for home garden use that may be just as effective as the products shown.