Annual return of actives

Reporting for the 2018–19 year closed on Monday 30 September 2019

Annual reporting of active constituent data

In July 2016 the APVMA resumed the collection of data on amounts of active constituents imported, manufactured and exported each financial year. Please be aware that this process is a different requirement to the declaration of leviable values.

Why this data is being collected

Under section 69E of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992, all holders of approvals and registrations must report the amount of active imported, manufactured or exported (alone or in chemical products) on a yearly basis and retain records of this information for six years. The APVMA collects this information to provide to the Department of Agriculture and Water and Environment and works with the department to ensure that the confidential commercial information contained in the data is protected.

What to report

You need to report the quantity of each active constituent you import, manufacture or export from Australia—both as an approved active on its own and as an active in registered formulated products.

Reporting is not required:

  • where the import, export or manufacture of actives were conducted by a third party on your behalf
  • for active constituents that are not considered for use in the manufacture of agvet chemical products (eg industrial chemicals or use in human pharmaceuticals)
  • where over the course of the year, three kilograms or less (in total) of each active constituent is imported, manufactured or exported for use in veterinary chemical products.

When to report

Reporting for the 2018–19 year closed on Monday 30 September 2019.

Who needs to report

Active approval holders and product registrants are required to report amounts of actives they:

  • import, manufacture or export for (or are intended for) the manufacture of agricultural and veterinary (agvet) chemical products
  • import, manufacture or export which are contained in formulated agvet chemical products.

How to report

The APVMA has developed an online reporting system to make it as easy as possible for industry to provide return of active reporting details. Once logged in, primary users will be able to enter quantities for each active approval, and/or for actives in each registered product, under the headings in table format imported, exported and manufactured.

To commence reporting, log in to the APVMA online services portal and click on the ‘reporting’ tab.

A copy of the data you enter can be viewed in a spreadsheet and saved for your records. To do this, select the excel spreadsheet icon in the top right-hand corner of the reporting screen.

Who can access the online reporting tool?

Anyone who has access to the APVMA online levies and fees system can report. This includes the primary user for the business, nominated agent or authorised agent. If you do not already have access to the APVMA system you will not be able to report.

If you require assistance with your online services login to access the 'annual reporting' link, please email your details to

Compliance with the requirements

If you believe you will have difficulty reporting this information, please contact the APVMA to discuss your circumstances. 

Enquiries should be directed

Phone: +61 2 6770 2300

Answers to common questions

Find answers to common questions received by the APVMA as part of the annual reporting of actives process.

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