Guide to completing an online application

This guide will help you to prepare an application using the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority's (APVMA) Online Services Portal.

Completing an online application form is the final step in preparing an application for submission to the APVMA. If you are considering registering a chemical you should consult the information on chemical product registration on our website before commencing an application.

Keep this guide open in a separate page or tab in your internet browser while working on an application.

Using this guide

The sections of this guide align to the information requested in an online application form. As you work through your application, you can refer to this guidance for more information about what is required. 

There are more than 30 application types available in our Online Services Portal. This guide covers every possible section of all application types – simply choose the sections relevant to your application.


Content in this guide is regularly reviewed to ensure it stays up-to-date and most effectively assists applicants when preparing their application. We appreciate applicant feedback via the checkboxes on each page of the guide or by contacting the APVMA.

Online Services Portal

How to access our Online Services Portal plus the services available.

Decision tree

What the decision tree is and how to use it.

Identification, applicant and nominated agent details

Completing the identification, applicant and agent sections of the online application.

Data and information lists

How to prepare an information list and types of information.

Access to information

Use of reference products, limitation on use periods, authorising parties and consent.


Completing the formulation section of an application.


Completing the manufacturing section of an application.

Packaging and storage

Containers, net contents and storage stability.


Using the e-label form, label content and e-label approval process.

Submitting an application

Checklist, fees and declaration.

Submitting third party information

What to include when submitting third party information.

Your feedback will be submitted to the APVMA anonymously. If you require a response, please contact us.