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Fees and Charges

It is government policy that the costs of our regulation activities are recovered through fees and charges.

Registration

Your registration level is based on the total value of the relevant industrial chemicals you introduced in the previous financial year. Note: A fee of $72 applies to all registration levels.

Learn more about working out your registration level

Value of industrial chemicals introduced in the previous financial year Fee (AUD) GST does not apply Charge (AUD) GST does not apply Total (AUD) GST does not apply
Level 1 - $0 to $49,999 $72 nil $72
Level 2 - $50,000 to $74,999 $72 $75 $147
Level 3 - $75,000 to $99,999 $72 $100 $172
Level 4 - $100,000 to $249,999 $72 $250 $322
Level 5 - $250,000 to $499,999 $72 $500 $572
Level 6 - $500,000 to $2,999,999 $72 $3,000 $3,072
Level 7 - $3,000,000 to $4,999,999 $72 $5,000 $5,072
Level 8 - $5,000,000 or more $72 $40,000 $40,072

Inventory

Fee type Fee (AUD) GST does not apply
Apply for an early listing of an industrial chemical on the Inventory $1,499
Apply to vary a term of an Inventory listing when an assessment certificate is in force $1,499
Apply to vary a term of an Inventory listing $4,743
Apply to search for confidentially listed chemicals on the Inventory Nil

Annual declaration

Fee type Fee (AUD)
Submit an annual declaration Nil

Exempted introductions – post-introduction declaration

Fee type Fee (AUD)
Submit a post-introduction declaration for certain exempted introductions (polymers of low concern (PLC), low-concern biological polymers, and introductions where the highest indicative risk is very low risk) Nil

Reported introductions – pre-introduction report

Fee type Fee (AUD)

Submit a pre-introduction report:

  • Internationally assessed for both human health and the environment
  • Internationally assessed for human health but not the environment
  • Internationally assessed for the environment but not human health
  • Solely used for research and development
  • Low-risk ingredient of a flavour blend or a fragrance blend
  • Highest indicative risk is low risk and the above types do not apply
Nil

Assessed introductions

If your chemical is not listed on the Inventory and your importation or manufacture (introduction) is in the assessed category, you must apply for an assessment certificate.

Fee type Fee (AUD) GST does not apply
Apply for an assessment certificate - health and environment focus $34,967
Apply for an assessment certificate - health focus $23,643
Apply for an assessment certificate - environment focus $23,643
Apply for an assessment certificate - very low to low risk $7,599
Apply for an assessment certificate - comparable hazard assessment $17,545
Apply for an assessment certificate (consolidated application) - additional chemical that has the same end use as the first chemical and meets the similarity criteria $5,385
Apply to vary a term of an assessment certificate $4,743

Authorisation

You can apply for an authorisation to test an industrial chemical’s commercial potential in Australia. Strict eligibility criteria apply.

Fee type

Fee (AUD) GST does not apply

Apply for a commercial evaluation authorisation $6,280
Apply to vary a term of a commercial evaluation authorisation $2,819

Confidential business information

If you would like to prevent certain information from being disclosed – for example, on our website – you can apply to protect this information as confidential business information.

Fee type Fee (AUD) GST does not apply
Apply to protect the chemical name as confidential business information $1,807
Apply to protect the end use as confidential business information $554
Apply for continued protection of confidential business information $4,587
Apply to protect information (other than the proper name or end use) as confidential business information $1,063
Apply to protect flagged information (other than the proper name or end use) as confidential business information $1,063
Flag information as confidential business information Nil

Rotterdam Convention prior informed consent fees

Australia is a party to the Rotterdam Convention - an environmental agreement on the import and export of certain hazardous chemicals. If you wish to import or export these chemicals, you must apply and pay a fee.

Fee type Fee (AUD) GST does not apply
Apply to import a Rotterdam Convention Annex III-listed industrial chemical $3,730
Apply to export a Rotterdam Convention Annex III-listed industrial chemical - Category A country (export destination is a Party to the Rotterdam Convention and has given consent in the import response or the export destination country is not a Party to the Rotterdam Convention) $1,865
Apply to export a Rotterdam Convention Annex III-listed industrial chemical - Category B country (export destination is a Party to the Rotterdam Convention and has not provided import response or not given consent in the response) $3,730

Other applications

Fee type Fee (AUD)
Apply to add a certificate holder Nil
Apply to add an authorisation holder Nil
Apply for approval to include animal test data in an application Nil
Apply for approval to include animal test data for categorisation Nil
Apply to cancel a certificate Nil
Apply to cancel an authorisation Nil
Apply to be a confidence holder of CBI for a protected Inventory listing Nil
Apply to remove a certificate holder Nil
Apply to remove a person covered by a certificate Nil
Apply to remove an authorisation holder Nil
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