Chemical product registration

An application for registration of an agricultural or veterinary chemical product, approval or variation of an active constituent, or approval or variation of a registered product or approved label, is required to be made through the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) Online Services Portal.

Our Online Services Portal allows holders and nominated agents to submit and check the status of their applications and transact with the APVMA in a secure environment.

How to apply to register a chemical product

Before an agricultural or veterinary chemical product can be legally supplied, sold, or used in Australia it must be registered by the APVMA.

Applying for approvals, registrations and variations

Broad overview of the application process for the approval of active constituents and registration of chemical products, variations to active constituents and chemical products and approval of labels for chemical products.

Applying for a label approval

Under current legislation the distinguishing name for a product no longer has to be the same name on the product container label and multiple labels can be approved for one product.

Which products/chemicals require registration

Before an agvet chemical product can be legally supplied, sold or used in Australia it must be registered by the APVMA, unless it is exempt from the registration requirement.

Before you apply

Important information to be read prior to commencing the application process.

What to include in your application

Important information to help applicants put together an application. You can also read our guidance for submitting international data, standards and assessments.

Guide to completing an online application

Completing an online application form is the final step in preparing an application for submission to the APVMA. This guide will help you to prepare an application using our Online Services Portal.

After you apply

There may be follow-up actions required after you have submitted an application.

Renew a registration

Information on how to renew a registration.

Technical policy

We establish and use technical policies to ensure risk assessments of pesticides and veterinary medicines are scientifically robust, fit-for-purpose and consistent with international best practice.

After registration

Ongoing obligations after registration, such as levies and reporting new information.

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