APVMA cost recovery arrangements

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) is funded by fees, charges and levies imposed on the industry it regulates.

Applicants pay fees so the APVMA can evaluate their applications, and registrants pay a levy based on the wholesale value of chemical products sold.

This ensures full cost recovery of all regulatory functions the APVMA provides to industry and supports the agency to fulfil its statutory function to ensure agricultural and veterinary (agvet) chemicals sold within Australia are safe and effective to use.

The revised fee structure outlined in the APVMA’s Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (CRIS) will commence on 1 February 2023.


In August 2022, we published the draft CRIS for public consultation, which proposed new module levels for some module types, as well as revisions to the module descriptors. The APVMA also proposed to implement formal cost and time savings for the use of relevant international assessments.

Following this consultation and stakeholder meetings throughout 2021–22, the proposed changes to the technical modules and fees were confirmed in the final CRIS.

The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator the Hon Murray Watt, approved the revised CRIS in November 2022.

The Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Amendment (Cost Recovery) Regulations 2022, giving effect to the revised CRIS, received the Royal Assent on 8 December 2022.

CRIS performance reports

More information

The questions and answers section on our website provides more information about the APVMA’s cost recovery arrangements.


Enquiries related to the APVMA’s cost recovery arrangements can be directed to Enquiries@apvma.gov.au.

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