Renew a registration

Renewals of registration

The holder of a registration may apply to renew their registration each financial year. The renewal application must be made no later than one month before the registration ends. However, if the product’s initial registration occurs in June, a renewal application must still be made before the registration ends, though a late fee will not apply.

In certain circumstances and upon payment of a late fee, a late application may be accepted. Failure to provide a renewal application by the due date results in the cancellation of the registration of the product. Advice of reminder to renew will be sent out towards the end of April each year.

A holder, or the nominated agent, may choose not to renew their registration by not making an application before the end of the financial year. Where an application to renew a registration is not made, the relevant registration will end.

Applying for a renewal

An application to renew a registration must be made online through the APVMA portal. The application must include the prescribed fee and any information set out in the legislative instrument for information to be produced with applications. The legislation includes penalties for the provision of false or misleading information.

The preferred payment method for a renewal application is online through the APVMA portal using credit card or Bpay/electronic funds transfer.

There is no requirement to provide information additional to that on the approved form to renew a registration.

The application process

We will assess the application in accordance with the APVMA’s legislation and complete the assessment prior to the registration end date or, in the case of a late application, within one month after it is made.

We will begin assessment of an application only after it has been lodged. The application is considered to be lodged when the applicant gives us the application information on the approved form accompanied by any other information specified by the legislative instrument. From when you submit the application, you have seven days to submit any other information specified by the legislative instrument. If, within this period, you do not submit the other information specified by the legislative instrument, you are taken to have lodged the application.

We will notify you that the application has been received within 10 days of it being lodged.

The APVMA must renew the registration if we are satisfied that the application meets the application requirements.

Any amount payable to us must be paid before we can complete our evaluation.

The APVMA must refuse the application if the application does not meet the application requirements (this includes not meeting the requirements of an APVMA notice within the allocated timeframe or providing an inadequate response).

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