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Fertiliser and pesticides policy

Since pesticides can pose significant health and safety risks, and are regulated by the Australian government, we have specific rules about selling them on eBay.

This policy was updated on 18 December 2023. Our policy guidelines have not changed, but the information about activity that doesn't follow this policy has been updated for clarity.

We take great care to protect the health and safety of our members. This policy reflects our commitment to eBay user safety by strictly adhering to government regulations on the sale and transportation of dangerous goods.

What is the policy?

Pesticide products are not allowed on eBay if they are:

  • Unregistered, misbranded or restricted-use pesticides under provincial or country government regulations
  • Suspended, cancelled or banned by federal or state government agencies
  • Located outside Australia
  • Unbranded
  • Repackaged or in previously opened packaging
  • Ineligible for shipment through standard postage/courier services

Examples of not allowed items include:

  • Diazinon
  • Dursban 50 W
  • Frontline and Advantage flea and tick medications that are purchased in another country and sent to Australia

For items that are allowed, the buyer must be eligible to purchase the pesticide under applicable law.

Activity on eBay is required to follow this policy, the eBay User Agreement and all applicable laws, as well as respect the rights of third parties. If it doesn't, eBay may take action consistent with applicable laws and the eBay User Agreement, and may even be legally required to do so. Such actions may include, as an example only: Removing the listing or other content, issuing a warning, restricting activity or account suspension.

Visit Seller Help to find details of any policy issues with your account or listings, and get the information you need to quickly resolve them.

Why does eBay have this policy?

Because pesticides are potentially dangerous to people, animals and the environment, we have specific rules about selling them on our site.


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