Australian law requires all agricultural and veterinary chemical products sold in Australia to be registered by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).
Once a product is registered, it is approved for the purposes and uses stated on the product’s label.
Situations often arise where chemicals are needed for a use not specified on the label, these are often termed ‘off-label’ uses. The APVMA considers applications for permits that allow for the legal use of chemicals in ways different from those set out on the product label. In certain circumstances, the limited use of an unregistered chemical may also be allowed by permit.