Vegetable growers must comply with Australian legal requirements for the use of pesticides in crop production. There are stringent regulations and standards governing the level of pesticides used in the production of Australian food. It is essential that pesticides used and administered to protect vegetable crops do not adversely affect consumers, crops and the environment. To avoid incurring fines and possible state and federal penalties, growers need to be aware of the current and changing restrictions on pesticide use and how to access this information.