APVMA update—COVID-19

26 March 2020

Following the World Health Organization’s 11 March 2020 declaration of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has implemented business continuity arrangements to ensure we can continue to deliver efficient, effective, timely, and science-based agvet chemical regulation.

Maintaining agency operations and continuing to serve the Australian community and our stakeholders is our core focus during this period.

We understand that many of you are facing unprecedented circumstances and we are encouraging you to reach out to us to discuss your needs during this period.

In line with Australian Government advice, we have introduced a social distancing policy, which incorporates staff working from home wherever possible.

APVMA staff are well placed to work from home—our IT systems allow for it and our staff have significant experience working remotely, and seamlessly.

All APVMA staff are still contactable via their email and office phone numbers, and services will continue as usual during our standard operating hours from 9 am to 5 pm AEDT, Monday to Friday.

General enquiries should continue to be directed to the APVMA Enquiries Team via email or telephone, +61 2 6770 2300.

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