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Approved analysts may be appointed by the APVMA to assist with various aspects of chemical testing relevant to the assessment, approval and compliance functions of the agency.
The APVMA may request or conduct analysis of chemical substances:
- under Section 99 of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (Agvet Code) (information about actives or chemical products)
- after acquisition of samples under 131A and 132A of the Agvet Code (investigation and monitoring warrants)
- under Section 33 of the Agvet Code (reconsiderations)
- under Section 157 or Section 159 of the Agvet Code as part of the determination of an application for approval or registration.
Analysts may be also required to assist with provision of prima facie evidence about chemical substances including conduct of testing required by the APVMA under Section 99 of the Agvet Code.
When analysis of chemicals is requested, analysis must be performed by APVMA Approved Analysts. The arrangement of the testing may be either by the APVMA or by the holder on instruction by the APVMA. The cost of such testing may be borne by either the APVMA or the holder, depending on circumstance.
Appointments are made under Section 69G of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992.
Applicants must meet the Criteria for Appointment. The criteria cover expertise, ability to perform accurate and valid analysis of chemical samples, along with the ability to keep records.
The criteria for appointment as an Approved Analyst, include Guidelines for Provision of Services by Approved Analysts.
To request appointment as an approved analyst, print this form, complete the details and return it with required additional information to the APVMA at the following address:
Compliance and Monitoring
PO Box 6182
KINGSTON ACT 2604
List of Approved Analysts
The following entities are currently appointed by the APVMA:
ACS Laboratories (Australia)
37 Stubbs St, Kensington VIC 3031
03 9220 0115
Australian Analytical and Formulation Services
4/15 Newcastle Road, Bayswater, VIC 3153
03 9720 2703
Advanced Analytical Australia Pty Ltd
11 Julius Ave, North Ryde NSW
02 9888 9077