Requirements for Laying 1080 Baits
The Department has undergone a review process for the Wildlife (General) Regulations 2010 and the Wildlife (Exhibited Animals) Regulations 2010. This will result in the making of a consolidated set of regulations to be known as the Nature Conservation (Wildlife) Regulations 2021. These regulations will come into effect from December 2021. This will have some impact on the wording of some permits and licences for activities that involve wildlife. The Department will update the licenses and permits, and the web pages that relate to them, as soon as possible once the remaking process has been finalised. If you have any questions please get in contact with us on 03 6165 4305 or via FarmPoint on 1300 292 292.
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 Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania (NRE Tas) 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 NRE Tas 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 NRE Tas 1080 bait layers training course is completed as soon as possible.