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How much is my registration fee?

You must calculate the value of industrial chemicals that you imported or manufactured in the previous financial year to work out your registration level.

The cost of your registration depends on the value of industrial chemicals that you imported or manufactured in the previous financial year (1 July - 30 June). 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 (1 July – 30 June). There are 8 levels of registration charges. Level 1 registrants pay the fee, but do not pay a charge. 

Are you a new business?

If you're registering for the first time and didn't import or manufacture any industrial chemicals last financial year, you are 'Level 1'.
Value of industrial chemicals introduced in the previous financial year 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 75 150
Level 3 – $75,000 to $99,999 75 100 175
Level 4 – $100,000 to $249,999 75 250 325
Level 5 – $250,000 to $499,999 75 500 575
Level 6 – $500,000 to $2,999,999 75 3,000 3,075
Level 7 – $3,000,000 to $4,999,999 75 5,000 5,075
Level 8 – $5,000,000 or more 75 40,000 40,075

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?

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How do I work out my registration level?

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 industrial chemicals last financial year, you are 'Level 1'.

Previous and renewing registrants

We've prepared four equations to help you.

  • Use equation 1 if you're importing and manufacturing industrial chemicals.
  • Use equation 2 if you're only importing industrial chemicals.
  • Use equation 3 if you're only manufacturing industrial chemicals.
  • Use equation 4 if you used some or all industrial chemicals that you imported to manufacture another industrial chemical

In addition, use equation 4 if you're using any industrial chemicals you're introducing to manufacture other industrial chemicals.

Equation 1 - If you import and manufacture industrial chemicals

Use the equation below to calculate the value of industrial chemicals you introduced in the previous financial year (1 July – 30 June). You can round the value to the nearest whole dollar. Please read our information regarding what we consider as manufacturing.

Note: If you’re using industrial chemicals that you imported to manufacture other chemicals, you must also complete equation 4.

Value of the relevant industrial chemicals introduced last financial year = Customs value + Insurance and freight costs + Customs duty + Labour and material costs + Factory costs

Customs value is the total customs value of industrial chemicals you import.

Insurance and freight costs means the total insurance and freight costs for the financial year that are related to the importation of any relevant industrial chemicals imported by the person during the financial year.

Customs duty is the total duty of customs payable for any industrial chemicals you import in the financial year.

Labour and material costs means the total cost of labour and materials you employed to manufacture the industrial chemicals.

Factory costs means the total cost of factory overhead expenses related to manufacturing the industrial chemicals.

Equation 2 - If you only import industrial chemicals

Use the equation below to calculate the value of industrial chemicals you imported in the previous financial year (1 July – 30 June). You can round the value to the nearest whole dollar.

Value of the relevant industrial chemicals imported last financial year = Customs value + Insurance and freight costs + Customs duty

Customs value is the total customs value of industrial chemicals you import.

Insurance and freight costs means the total insurance and freight costs for the financial year that are related to the importation of any relevant industrial chemicals imported by the person during the financial year.

Customs duty is the total duty of customs payable for any industrial chemicals you import in the financial year.

Equation 3 - If you only manufacture industrial chemicals

Use the equation below to calculate the value of industrial chemicals you manufactured in the previous financial year (1 July – 30 June). You can round the value to the nearest whole dollar. Please read our information regarding what we consider as manufacturing.

Value of the relevant industrial chemicals manufactured last financial year = Labour and material costs + Factory costs

Labour and material costs means the total cost of labour and materials you employed to manufacture the industrial chemicals.

Factory costs means the total cost of factory overhead expenses related to manufacturing the industrial chemicals.

Equation 4 - If you used some or all industrial chemicals that you imported to manufacture another industrial chemical

You should only use the following equation if you used some or all of the imported industrial chemicals to manufacture one or more other industrial chemicals.

Value of the relevant industrial chemicals introduced last financial year = Total value of relevant industrial chemicals – Manufacture use value

Total value of relevant industrial chemicals is the ‘Value of the relevant industrial chemicals introduced’ from equation 1. You’ll need to calculate that value to complete this equation.

Manufacture use value is the value of industrial chemicals that you imported used to manufacture one or more other industrial chemicals.

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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