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Welcome to the website of the Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS). We started on 1 July 2020. Read about us.

Apply to search for confidentially listed chemicals on the Inventory

Apply to see if your chemical is listed on the Inventory with protection of confidential business information. The chemical is still available for introduction even if it is listed this way. 


Have you read I can't find my chemical on the Inventory?

Who can apply

Any business with a genuine intention to introduce (manufacture or import) the chemical into Australia. There is no charge for this service.

How to apply

Apply online through AICIS Business Services. New users can sign up for free.

Apply for a confidential search of the Inventory in AICIS Business Services

Information you must provide

You can apply to search multiple chemicals in 1 application. At a minimum you must provide the chemical name or a CAS number for each chemical. We recommend that you provide as much chemical information as possible, including the CAS number if it’s available.

You must provide the web addresses of your search results as proof that you searched for your chemicals on the public Inventory. Guidance is provided in the form.

If you have molecular formula details it's helpful to us, but not mandatory to provide.

Apply now in AICIS Business Services

After you submit your application

You can track your application and view the status of each chemical through AICIS Business Services. We’ll contact you by email if we need further information and when we’ve completed our search for each chemical. You'll be able to review the results online in AICIS Business Services.

What we'll be able to tell you

If we find that your chemical is listed with protected confidential business information (CBI), we'll let you know. Depending on the type of CBI listing, we'll either:

  • provide you with a link to the chemical's terms of listing or
  • contact you about your intended use of the chemical so we can provide you with relevant information

If your chemical is on the Inventory

You can introduce (import or manufacture) that chemical into Australia without telling us about it provided that:

  • your business is registered with us
  • you comply with any conditions and obligations (set out in the chemical's terms of listing)

Read more about what Inventory search results mean

If your chemical is NOT on the Inventory

You cannot import or manufacture the chemical in Australia until you categorise your introduction.

Read our categorisation guide

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