Seeking comment on draft legislative instrument—prescribed relevant particulars

This consultation closed on 25 June 2014

Consultation period

19 June 2014 to 25 June 2014

This draft legislative instrument sets out the relevant particulars which will be considered under the streamlined process for variation.


The APVMA CEO can make legislative instruments under the Agvet Code on a range of matters regarding regulation of agricultural and veterinary chemical products. Legislative instruments operate as law, as opposed to being guidance material, and must be complied with.

This instrument will be made under the streamlined variation process outlined in Division 2A of the Agvet Code. It applies to simple variations which are of minor or low regulatory concern and is intended to reduce the application requirements and timeframes placed on holders.

Draft Instrument

Draft Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code (Prescribed Relevant Particulars) Instrument 2014 (PDF, 147kb).

This Instrument sets out the relevant particulars that, due to their largely mechanical and administrative nature, the APVMA considers appropriate to be subject to the streamlined process for variation.

The Instrument also sets out the application requirements for these variation applications.

The instrument will be supported by an online application to enable the same changes to be made to multiple products, such as changing the manufacturer or part of a product name following a change in a business.

This instrument is to commence on 1 July 2014.

Consultation Information

The APVMA is seeking feedback from industry in relation to the draft legislative instrument to ensure it provides clear information and guidance to assist applicants through the registration process. From 1 July 2014 the online application will further support applicants to make multiple variation applications under item 13A (previously known as multi–14s).

The consultation period is open until close of business on Wednesday 25 June 2014. Following consideration of comments received during the consultation period the legislative instrument will be finalised and made available on the APVMA website.

Please lodge your written submission by email, post or fax to:

General Counsel
Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
PO Box 6182


Fax: +61 2 6210 4840


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