What we regulate

The APVMA is responsible for regulating agricultural and veterinary (agvet) chemicals (active constituents) and products containing them in Australia—up to and including the point of retail sale.

The Agvet Code identifies which products and chemicals need to be registered or approved and which ones are exempt. The Code also describes the APVMA’s responsibilities and activities as a regulator—including how we regulate.

Agricultural chemicals and products

Agricultural chemicals (active constituents)—and products containing them—regulated by the APVMA can include:

  • pesticides—including vertebrate baits, insecticides, biocides or herbicides
  • personal, domestic or commercial insect repellents
  • homeopathic products for home or farm use
  • fertilizers—including both chemical and some naturally forming products
  • pool chemicals used at home or in the leisure industry.

Veterinary chemicals and products

Veterinary chemicals (active constituents)—and products containing them—regulated by the APVMA can include:

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