PubCRIS and Permits databases

Certain information about registered agricultural and veterinary (agvet) products, approved active constituents and minor use permits are published by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) on publicly accessible databases.

The APVMA publishes this information on these databases at various stages of the application, approval and registration processes. This can include a list of information and supporting documentation provided by an applicant during the process – information the APVMA relied upon by when making its decision.

The APVMA publishes certain information about products, active constituents and permits on publicly accessible databases

PubCRIS database

All registered agvet products and approved active constituents in Australia are listed on the APVMA PubCRIS database. The database provides and can be searched by:

  • product or active constituent name
  • registering party (the holder)
  • ingredients (active constituents)
  • product category
  • pest type.

Many chemical database records also list the relevant particulars of a product’s label – including the safety and use directions.

The PubCRIS database does not list details of products or active constituents for which registration or approval was refused, stopped, suspended or expired and archived.

Permits database

All past and present permits issued by the APVMA are listed on the Permits database. This database provides and can be searched by similar fields as those in the chemicals database; however, only lists products for which the APVMA has approved a temporary minor, emergency use permit.

Exempt products

Some agvet products are exempt from the registration requirement and will not be listed on the PubCRIS or Permits databases. Also, some products considered by the Agvet Code to be of low regulatory concern may not be individually listed on the databases.

However, some exempt agvet products or those of low regulatory concern not listed on the databases may still be subject to certain conditions in order to legally be manufactured, imported, sold, supplied or used in Australia.

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