Decision tool – Do I need to register with AICIS?
If you’re importing or manufacturing (introducing) chemicals into Australia, you’ll most likely need to register with AICIS. This means you’ll need to meet obligations and potentially pay fees and charges. However, there are some circumstances where you may not need to register.
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This decision tool will help you work out if you need to register with us. If you’re introducing a cosmetic, go to ‘Is my product a cosmetic?’ as it’ll also tell you if you need to register.
Depending on your answers, we’ll tell you if you need to register with us or not.
If you do need to register, we’ll give you instructions of what to do next.
There are a few things you need to know before starting.
- We only regulate industrial chemicals. Products that contain industrial chemicals include cosmetics, pens, solvents, adhesives, plastics, paints and inks. Learn more about how we define industrial chemicals.
- We don't regulate products and articles. But we do regulate the importation and manufacture (introduction) of industrial chemicals that are designed to be released from products and articles. For example, we don’t regulate plastic chairs but we do regulate chemicals in cosmetics, pens, solvents, adhesives, plastics, paints, fire extinguishers and inks. Learn more about how we define articles.