Compliance and monitoring

If you are involved with registered agricultural or veterinary (agvet) chemical products in Australia, or approved actives, you will need to comply with the Agvet Code and other legislation. Your compliance with the Agvet Code and other legislation helps protect the health and safety of people, animals, plants and the environment-as well as protecting Australia's trade interests.

Our objective is to help protect the health and safety of people, animals, plants and the environment—while protecting Australia’s trade interests.

This means manufacturers, holders, suppliers, wholesalers, advertisers and retailers of agvet chemical products all have various compliance responsibilities. It also means the APVMA has responsibilities to monitor compliance-and when necessary undertake enforcement activities.


Information about voluntary and compulsory recalls.

Complying with the Agvet Code

Outlines the ongoing compliance responsibilities for holders under the Agvet code.


Information about the post-authorisation activities we undertake to monitor compliance.


These guidelines explain how we exercise enforcement powers under Agvet legislation.

Compliance and monitoring function

The functions we use in conducting compliance and enforcement activities.

Report suspected non-compliance

Keep animals, livestock and pets safe by reporting suspected non-compliance.

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