Communication and decision making

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) is committed to providing quality, science-based decision making in a way that is open, transparent and informed.

We fulfil our role with a combination of internal and external expertise. Learn more about the way we operate including our public consultations, how we make regulatory decisions and the way we ensure transparency in our activities.

How we make decisions

Guidelines we have made under section 6A of the Agvet Code.

Communication between applicants and the APVMA

What applicants can expect from the APVMA – quality and service standards.

Data handling by the APVMA

Requirements under the Agvet Code and how the APVMA manages the movement and storage of confidential commercial information.

External advice

We routinely use technical experts from Commonwealth and state and territory government departments to provide advice on particular aspects of agvet chemicals in determining our satisfaction against relevant statutory criteria.


Application summaries and other information about decisions is published on the website or in the APVMA Gazette.

Your feedback will be submitted to the APVMA anonymously. If you require a response, please contact us.