How much is my registration cost?
You must calculate the value of industrial chemicals that you imported or manufactured in the previous financial year to work out your registration level. You can use the AICIS Registration Calculator on this page, a spreadsheet like Microsoft Excel or you can manually calculate the introduction value.
What is the registration cost?
The cost of your registration depends on the value of relevant industrial chemicals that you imported or manufactured in the previous financial year (30 June - 1 July). It is not based on your sales or profit figures.
Your registration cost consists of a low flat fee that all industrial chemical importers and manufacturers (introducers) pay, plus a charge that varies according to the value of industrial chemicals you introduced (imported or manufactured) in the previous financial year. There are 8 levels of registration charges. Level 1 registrants pay the fee, but do not pay a charge.
If you're registering for the first time and didn't import or manufacture any industrial chemicals last financial year, you are 'Level 1'.
Registration levels, fees and charges
For specific registration fees and charges, read our guidance.
There are 8 registration levels. Your level depends on the value of relevant industrial chemicals introduced in the previous financial year.
2023-24 registration fees and charges (1 September 2023 to 31 August 2024)
|Your value of industrial chemicals introduced in the previous financial year (1 July - 30 June)||Fee A$ (GST does not apply)||Charge A$ (GST does not apply)||Total A$ (GST does not apply)|
|Level 1 – $0 to $49,999||75||nil||75|
|Level 2 – $50,000 to $74,999||75||65||140|
|Level 3 – $75,000 to $99,999||75||80||155|
|Level 4 – $100,000 to $249,999||75||205||280|
|Level 5 – $250,000 to $499,999||75||400||475|
|Level 6 – $500,000 to $2,999,999||75||2,430||2,505|
|Level 7 – $3,000,000 to $4,999,999||75||4,065||4,140|
|Level 8 – $5,000,000 or more||75||32,405||32,480|
Note: There are some circumstances where you may not need to register – such as if you're importing or manufacturing products for personal or hobby use. If you’re unsure, read 'Introductions that don't require categorisation and registration' and you can also use our decision tool – do I need to register with AICIS?
- What is an industrial chemical?
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- Making products to sell using imported or local ingredients
- Business or hobby
- Organic and natural ingredients
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- Soap making and importing
How do I work out my registration level?
If you're a new business or registering with AICIS for the first time
If you're registering with us for the first time and didn't import or manufacture any relevant industrial chemicals last financial year, you are 'Level 1'. You would need to sign up as a new business in the AICIS Business Services.
Previous and renewing registrants
You must first calculate the total value of relevant industrial chemicals that you imported and manufactured last financial year (30 June - 1 July) using either option A or B below. Then, log into AICIS Business Services to complete your registration form and pay the fee.
Option A: Use our online AICIS Registration Calculators
Use our online calculator by selecting the option that applies to you.
Option B: Calculate manually using the spreadsheet template
You may find the spreadsheet useful if you're introducing many different products and chemicals. The spreadsheet contains instructions on how to use it in the first tab.
AICIS Registration Calculator
How do I pay my registration fee?
You can register, renew your registration and make payments through AICIS Business Services. Payment is due by 1 September each year.
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