Regulatory update #190

19 June 2014

New APVMA website from 1 July 2014

A new APVMA website will go live on 1 July 2014. Expanding the regulatory guidelines website we released in May, the new site will now include all the usual information—such as chemical reviews, public consultation, approved actives and application summaries.

Access to material from the old website (including MORAG) which you may need during the transitional year will also be available. The address remains the same:

Questions and answers

Frequently asked questions have been updated on the following topics, in response to questions from you:

If you need further clarity or have other questions please email us.

Check the website for information and frequently asked questions on a range of topics.


Industry training on 12 and 13 June was well received by those who attended and a feedback survey has been sent out to participants to ensure we continue to provide material which is relevant and timely for users.

The slides and notes from the two training days are available from the website for those who did not have the opportunity to attend the face-to-face training. eLearning topics are in development and are being rolled out progressively.

30 June 2014—limited APVMA services

The APVMA will provide limited services on 30 June 2014. The APVMA switchboard (+61 2 6210 4701) will be open for emergencies.

Seeking comment on draft legislative instrument—prescribed relevant particulars

Comments on a draft legislative instrument—prescribed relevant particulars—are being sought by 25 June 2014.

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).

This instrument is to commence on 1 July 2014.

Help and assistance

Reminder—open for public consultation

The APVMA is currently seeking comment on:


Advice Summaries published since last issue are listed below. For a complete list and further information, please refer to the Advice Summaries content on our website.

  • Boxer Gold Herbicide
  • Hovex Vaporgard Moth Killer Paper
  • Suprelorin12
  • Nominee Herbicide
  • Regalis Plus Plant Growth Regulator
  • Macspred Sulfomac 750 WG Herbicide
  • Melpat Thiram 800 WG Fungicide
  • Affirm Insecticide

Application Summaries are updated weekly. For a complete list, please refer to the Application Summaries content on our website.

To protect your privacy, please do not include contact information in your feedback. If you would like a response, please contact us.