Methyl bromide is controlled internationally and in Australia. Its use and supply in Australia is strictly regulated.
Methyl bromide is a controlled substance under the Montreal Protocol because it is harmful to the ozone layer.
Australia has obligations under the Montreal Protocol. We must ensure methyl bromide is only used in specific circumstances.
The Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989 implements Australia’s obligations under the Montreal Protocol, including for methyl bromide.
It regulates how methyl bromide is imported, exported, manufactured and supplied.
It limits the use of methyl bromide in Australia to specific uses.
If you are concerned about potential illegal use of methyl bromide in Australia, you can contact us in the first instance.
State and territory law
Methyl bromide use is also restricted by the states and territories for health and safety reasons. People using methyl bromide must take special precautions to protect themselves and bystanders, such as wearing protective clothing or putting in place exclusion zones.
Refer to your state or territory safety laws and guidelines for more information on methyl bromide use.