Avoiding spray drift

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Aerial Spraying Control Act, 1966 

Restrictions apply in three areas of the State:

  • within 19km of Geraldton
  • the Swan vineyard area
  • the Ord River irrigation area.

Within each of these areas:

  1. Pilots are not permitted to undertake aerial spraying with the chemicals listed above unless:
    1. they have obtained written approval from the Director General of the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA)
    2. the spraying is carried out according to the conditions imposed at the time approval is given.
  2. A pilot is not permitted to transport the listed chemicals in a spray aircraft.
  3. A pilot is not permitted to fly the aircraft unless the spray tanks and spraying equipment have been cleansed of the chemicals.

Contact information

Chris Sharpe
+61 (0)8 9368 3815