- On June 15 the National Registration Authority (NRA) was established as an independent statutory authority to manage the Australian Government’s regulatory responsibilities under the National Registration Scheme.
- The Australian Government transfers responsibility for establishing maximum residue limits (MRLs) to the NRA.
- The Adverse Experience Reporting Program (AERP) for veterinary medicines begins.
- The National Registration Scheme is implemented as the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (Agvet Code) comes into effect.
- The NRA quality system implemented with International Organization for Standardization (ISO) accreditation; the Agriculture and Veterinary Requirements series is published.
- Amendments are made to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992, increasing membership of the NRA board to include a ‘government’ director.
- Amendments to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Administration Act 1992 to provide protection for undisclosed data submitted for evaluation of new active constituents.
- The NRA changes its name to the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).
- Amendments made to the Agvet Code for the introduction of a ‘low regulatory’ scheme and requirements for the APVMA to approve final printed labels.
- The AERP for agricultural chemicals begins.
- The APVMA governance structure adopts an executive management model, headed by the CEO with Advisory Board to provide advice to the CEO.
- The APVMA implements new registration and label requirements to regulate spray drift risk.
- New Amendments to the Agvet Code allow the APVMA to streamline a number of regulatory processes, including label approval.
- The APVMA celebrates its 20th anniversary.
- The Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Act 2013 receives Royal Assent (Act No. 125 of 2013).
- Legislation comes into effect stating that a product name no longer has to be the same as the name on the product container label and multiple labels can be approved for one product.
- The Federal Court decides the APVMA is obligated to protect confidential commercial information (CCI) about a reference product when assessing product registration applications on a case-by-case basis.
- The Australian Government seeks to decentralise public services, announcing the APVMA will relocate operations to Armidale in regional NSW.
- The Armidale business operating model, including an Armidale organisational structure is finalised.
- 102 Taylor Street and 91 Beardy Street are named as the site for the APVMA’s permanent office in Armidale NSW.
- On June 15 the APVMA celebrates its 25th Anniversary – Celebrating 25 years – APVMA major milestones timeline.
- The APVMA's relocation to Armidale is finalised and a satellite office is established in Canberra.
- The Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority Board and Other Improvements) Bill 2019 (Improvements Bill) passed through Parliament on 1 December 2021.
- On 7 December 2021, the Improvements Bill received the Royal Assent and is now the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority Board and Other Improvements) Act 2021 (Improvements Act).
- On 3 March 2022, the Governor-General signed the proclamation to establish the APVMA Board. As a result, from 4 March 2022, the Accountable Authority of the APVMA is the Board under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (PGPA) Act 2013.