Regulatory Update #253

23 June 2017

Consultation on proposed changes to agvet chemical legislation

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is seeking submissions on proposed legislative changes to the:

  • Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 (the Administration Act)
  • Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Code Act)
  • Agricultural and Veterinary Chemical Products (Collection of Levy) Act 1994 (Levy Act).

The consultation closes 19 July 2017.

To make a submission and for more information please visit the Department of Agriculture Legislation Amendment website.

Good label compliance for registered dimethoate products

The APVMA Compliance and Monitoring team are pleased with recent marketplace monitoring of registered chemical products containing dimethoate.

During May 2017, APVMA inspectors randomly visited 15 rural supply stores in central Victoria to verify compliance with the 2011 interim action taken to phase out certain dimethoate uses.

From the inspection of almost 400 units of registered dimethoate product, only two were found with unapproved labels attached. The non-compliant products were immediately removed from shelves and retailers were advised to return the products to their relevant distributors.

In line with the APVMA’s Annual Compliance Plan 2016–17, we will soon be sampling and testing meloxicam.

Recruiting for the APVMA Chief Executive Officer

Applications are now open for recruitment of the APVMA Chief Executive Officer.

The position will be permanently based in Armidale, with the successful applicant expected to initially spend a reducing proportion of their time in Canberra as the relocation progresses.

To apply for this opportunity, and for a copy of the candidate pack, please refer to and search for reference 22338.

Applications close at 5 pm on 3 July 2017.

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Join our team: applications closing soon

This week is the final opportunity to apply for various roles at the APVMA as part of our bulk recruitment round.

We’re looking for people with scientific, agricultural or veterinary qualifications and experience to assess and manage risks to people and the environment from the use of agricultural and veterinary chemicals. We’re also recruiting for positions in our administrative areas, corporate services, legal, quality assurance and compliance programs.

Applications close 25 June 2017.

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Reminder—open for public consultation

We regularly seek input throughout chemical registration and review processes, and other operational and regulatory processes. We're currently seeking input on these two open consultations:

Contact us

  • Phone our general enquiries number: +61 2 6210 4701
  • Email:
  • Our mailing address is:

    Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
    PO Box 6182
    Kingston, Australian Capital Territory 2604

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