Agricultural Product Registration Guide

Below is a summary of the process for registering agricultural products with the APVMA.

  1. Does your agricultural product need to be registered with the APVMA?
    1. See the legal definitions and exemptions of agricultural products that the APVMA registers
  2. Considerations before lodging your application
    1. See general requirements for lodging an application and an overview of the registration process
    2. Understand how to send confidential information to the APVMA via email (user guide) (PDF, 621kb)
  3. Understand the requirements for registering your product, including which category it fits into
    1. See the operational notices for agricultural products
    2. Work through Ag MORAG
      1. Determine the data that you will need (if any) to submit to the APVMA to support your registration
      2. Review the guidelines for agricultural products to see if there are any special requirements for the type of product that you are registering
    3. Decide if you are submitting your application electronically (using EARS) (categories 7, 8, 10, 12, 13 and 14) or using MS Word forms (all categories - agricultural forms)
  4. Understand the labeling requirements for your product
    1. The role of a label, including the labeling code for agricultural products
    2. Label approval process for agricultural products
    3. Changes to existing labels
  5. Submitting your application
    1. If you completed your application using the MS Word forms, submit it to:
      The Screening Officer
      Australian Pesticides & Veterinary Medicines Authority
      PO Box 6182
      KINGSTON ACT 2604
    2. If you completed your application electronically via EARS, follow the instructions in EARS Manual to submit it.

Contact the agricultural product coordinator

Agricultural chemical products, active constituents and permits

  • Applications for new products and variations to existing registered products
  • Application fees, registration requirements and guidelines
  • Approval of active constituents and chemistry requirements
  • Permits for off-label minor uses, research purposes or emergency situations

Phone: +61 2 6210 4748

Fax: +61 2 6210 4776

Email: pesticides@apvma.gov.au

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