Adverse Experience Reporting

The aims of AERP Ag and AERP Vet are to provide the APVMA with feedback about the quality and performance of pesticides and veterinary medicines in the field. This information helps to ensure that registration decisions that the APVMA makes continue to remain appropriate and to promote and maintain public confidence in the National Registration Scheme. Consideration of adverse experience reports frequently involves consultation within the APVMA as well as with other relevant federal, state and territory government departments, monitoring agencies in other countries, recognised experts on advisory committees and product registrants.

The AERP considers reports relating to:

  • animal health issues, including both domestic and native birds and animals
  • damage to crops and plants
  • human health issues, where people are exposed to veterinary medicines or pesticides
  • lack of efficacy
  • environmental damage.

Report an Adverse Experience

If you or anyone you know has had an adverse experience from the use of an agricultural or veterinary product, we encourage you to report it to us online or by mail.

Report an adverse experience with an veterinary product.

Report an adverse experience with an agricultural product.

Who can Report on an Adverse Experience?

Anyone. Members of the public, farmers, agronomists, "bystanders" (i.e. people who have been exposed to pesticides either directly or indirectly by aerial spraying or ground rig spraying for example or consuming treated produce) and health workers (including doctors, nurses, alternative medicine specialists etc) are encouraged to report any adverse experiences that have occurred after the use of or exposure to pesticides that have been used according to label or APVMA permit directions to both the APVMA and the product registrant.


About the Adverse Experience Reporting Program (AERP)

The APVMA’s Adverse Experience Reporting Program aims to ensure that products on the market remain safe, effective, are of acceptable quality and are used in the best possible way, and that instructions and warnings on labels are appropriate. Recording and evaluating reports of adverse experiences is an important step in detecting unusual or rare conditions that were not evident in clinical or field trials and as a result, could not be assessed during the product registration process. The Program helps to ensure that products on the market

  • remain safe, effective and of acceptable quality,
  • are used in the best possible way, and
  • that instructions and warnings on the label are appropriate.

Annual Summary of Adverse Experience Reports


Adverse Experiences

  • To report an unintended effect from the use of registered agricultural or veterinary chemicals.

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