Before you apply

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the important information in this section regarding the approval, registration and variation process.

This will ensure that you fully understand your responsibilities and obligations before commencing your application.

About the approval and registration process

See how the approval, registration and variation application process works, from lodging to outcome.

Who can apply

Only certain people are eligible to apply to register for an approval or registration. Learn more about who can apply.

Restricted chemical products

Certain essential but inherently hazardous agvet chemical products may be declared by the Agvet Code Regulations to be restricted chemical products. Find out more.

Conditions of approval or registration and label approval

Approvals and registrations are subject to mandatory statutory conditions that apply in all cases of a particular kind, and case by case conditions.

Pre-application assistance

Pre-application assistance helps potential applicants understand how to prepare or make an application to the APVMA.

Minor variations

From 1 January 2015, new legislation makes it is easier to vary the details of an existing registered product.

Technical assessment

An applicant may apply for a technical assessment to make it easier to make an application later.

The risk analysis process

The APVMA uses assessments to determine how toxic an active constituent or chemical product is to humans and to plants and animals in the environment.

Timeframe and fees

Information on the assessment periods and application fees for approvals, registrations and variations.

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