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We've updated our guidance on NICNAS to AICIS transitional arrangements.

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

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

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 1,499
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$
Submit an annual declaration Nil

Exempted introductions – post-introduction declaration

Fee type Fee A$
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$

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 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 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 cancel a person covered by a certificate 1,490
Apply to remove a person covered by a certificate 805
Apply for a multicomponent introduction 2,650

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
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
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$
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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