This site (aka Project Pestie) is a temporary (we hope) resource base for the Professional Pest Management Industry in Australia. Independently managed by pesties, for pesties.

The focus of this site is better preparedness, advice, guidance and resources around the COVID-19 pandemic that inevitably affects us all.

Whilst the peak industry body (AEPMA) has written to politicians, That’s not enough…. it’s time to do more!

Project Pestie is a result of the clash of minds from some members of the Australian Pest Managers Network (APMN facebook) started by Brad Ward – we’ve collaborated to put this all together after being inspired by the British Pest Control Association‘s work. We have adopted much of their content to suit ‘Aussie’, and we sincerely hope it is of benefit to other Pesties here in Australia during this most challenging time.  We’ve also gathered and curated some useful information from the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) USA.

If you’d like to contribute resources, content, comments, suggestions, or your time towards this little project please contact us.

Note: This is an evolving site with plenty to come and planned. Check back often.

Important Warning

The advice, guidance, opinions or views published on this site should NOT replace advice given by the Australian Government, State or Territory Government in relation to COVID-19 (Corona Virus).

Please understand that the situation changes rapidly and whilst we make reasonable efforts to keep everything on this site up to date you should not entirely rely upon it.

Important Government Links

Australian Government: https://www.australia.gov.au/

Australian Department of Health: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

Australian Dept. Health – Head To Health – Mental Health Support: https://headtohealth.gov.au/covid-19-support/covid-19

Delivering support for business READ FACT SHEET

Cash flow assistance for businesses READ FACT SHEET

Economic Response to the Coronavirus READ FACT SHEET

State Governments

Covid-19 Specific Links

Victoria: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorian-public-coronavirus-disease-covid-19

Queensland: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19

New South Wales: https://preview.nsw.gov.au/covid-19

South Australia: https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/Public+Content/SA+Health+Internet/Health+topics/Health+topics+A+-+Z/COVID+2019/

Western Australia: https://www.wa.gov.au/government/coronavirus-covid-19

Australian Capital Territory: https://health.act.gov.au/about-our-health-system/novel-coronavirus-covid-19

Tasmania: https://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/publichealth/communicable_diseases_prevention_unit/infectious_diseases/coronavirus

Northern Territory: https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/

ACT: https://health.act.gov.au/about-our-health-system/novel-coronavirus-covid-19


We acknowledge that we have taken much of the content on this site from the British Pest Control Association Covid-19 response. We are are very grateful for their global leadership in this regard. We further acknowledge that we have modified where required the content to suit localisation.

Also acknowledgement is owed to the following for their contributions:

Jay Turner – Laguna Pest Control
Andrew Critchley – Insitinct Pest Management
Ben Hansen – ProPest