Consultation and Collaboration

The APVMA places a high priority on stakeholder interaction and consultation. In undertaking its role, the APVMA consults with a range of stakeholders including:

  • the community
  • the chemicals industry
  • Australian, state and territory governments
  • other users of agricultural and veterinary medicines
  • other national and international regulators.

Involvement of industry, chemical users, government and community stakeholders in APVMA development and decision-making occurs in the following four ways.

Consultative Committees

The APVMA meets regularly with four consultative committees representing the community, rural industries and the chemical industry to ensure it understands the concerns of those who have an interest in the regulation of agricultural and veterinary medicines.

Read more about the APVMA's committees.


Public Consultation

The APVMA seeks input from interested stakeholders throughout the chemical registration and review processes as well as during the development of program reforms.

Consultation arrangements

All issues for public consultation are published on our Public Consultation page.

Members of the public can submit comments to the APVMA in writing via email, letter or fax.

Details of to whom the public can submit comment will be published in each invitation for public comment on the Public Consultation page.

See current open public consultations or find out more about how we conduct public consultations


Publication of Decisions

The APVMA Gazette lists all APVMA notices and decisions including registration, reviews and changes to registration status that the Agvet Code requires.

Read the APVMA Gazette.

Access to Management and Staff

The APVMA's executive, managers and staff are accessible to industry and other stakeholders.

Contact the APVMA.

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