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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 $75 applies to all registration levels.

Learn more about working out your registration level

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

Inventory

Fee type Fee A$ (GST does not apply)
Apply for an early listing of an industrial chemical on the Inventory
1,490
Apply to vary a term of an Inventory listing when an assessment certificate is in force
1,490
Apply to vary a term of an Inventory listing
4,735
Apply to search for confidentially listed chemicals on the Inventory
Nil

Annual declaration

Fee type Fee A$ (GST does not apply)
Submit an annual declaration
Nil

Exempted introductions – post-introduction declaration

Fee type Fee A$ (GST does not apply)
Submit a post-introduction declaration for certain exempted introductions (polymers of low concern, low-concern biological polymers and introductions where the highest indicative risk is very low risk)
Nil

Reported introductions – pre-introduction report

Fee type Fee A$ (GST does not apply)
Submit a pre-introduction report - Internationally assessed for both human health and the environment
Nil
Submit a pre-introduction report - Internationally assessed for human health but not the environment
Nil
Submit a pre-introduction report - Internationally assessed for the environment but not human health
Nil
Submit a pre-introduction report - Solely used for research and development
Nil
Submit a pre-introduction report - Low-risk ingredient of a flavour blend or a fragrance blend
Nil
Submit a pre-introduction report - 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.

Assessment certificate applications

Fee type Fee A$ (GST does not apply)
Apply for an assessment certificate - health and environment focus
34,965
Apply for an assessment certificate - health focus
23,375
Apply for an assessment certificate - environment focus
23,375
Apply for an assessment certificate - very low to low risk
7,435
Apply for an assessment certificate - comparable hazard assessment
17,515
Apply for an assessment certificate (consolidated application) - additional chemical that has the same end use as the first chemical and meets the similarity criteria
7,015
Apply for a multicomponent introduction
2,650

Other certificate applications

Fee type Fee A$ (GST does not apply)
Apply to vary a term of an assessment certificate
4,735
Apply to add a certificate holder
1,490
Apply to remove a certificate holder
805
Apply to cancel a certificate
Nil
Apply to add a person covered by a certificate
1,490
Apply to remove a person covered by a certificate
805

Authorisation

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

Fee type Fee A$ (GST does not apply)
Apply for a commercial evaluation authorisation
6,490
Apply to vary a term of a commercial evaluation authorisation
2,525
Apply to add an authorisation holder
1,490
Apply to cancel an authorisation
Nil
Apply to remove an authorisation holder
805

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 A$ (GST does not apply)
Apply to protect the chemical name as confidential business information
1,730
Apply to protect the end use as confidential business information
605
Apply for continued protection of confidential business information
4,565
Apply to protect information (other than the proper name or end use) as confidential business information
1,150
Flag information as confidential business information
Nil
Apply to be a confidence holder of CBI for a protected Inventory listing
4,100

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.

Export

Fee type Fee A$ (GST does not apply)
Apply to export a Rotterdam Convention banned or severely restricted chemical – Category A country (export destination is a party to the Rotterdam Convention and has given consent in the import response)
2,395
Apply to export a Rotterdam Convention banned or severely restricted industrial chemical – Category B country (export destination is a party to the Rotterdam Convention and has not provided an import response or not given consent in the response)
4,780
Apply to export a Rotterdam Convention banned or severely restricted industrial chemical – Category C country (export destination country is not a party to the Rotterdam Convention)
2,395

Import

Fee type Fee A$ (GST does not apply)
Apply to import a Rotterdam Convention banned or severely restricted chemical
4,780

Use of animal test data 

Fee type Fee A$ (GST does not apply)
Apply for approval to include animal test data in an application
Nil
Apply for approval to include animal test data for categorisation
Nil
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