This content is current only at the time of printing. This document was printed on 17 January 2019. A current copy is located at https://apvma.gov.au/node/15926
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How we regulate
Because of the potential risks from the incorrect use of agvet chemicals, the Australian Government plays a key role in the regulation of pesticides and veterinary medicines.
The APVMA regulates agvet chemicals in line with its responsibilities under the Agvet Code.
The APVMA regulates agvet chemicals in Australia in line with its responsibilities described in the Agvet Code—this is through applications, registrations, permits, licenses and chemical reviews—as well as by undertaking compliance and enforcement activities.