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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 in the previous financial year. There are 8 levels of registration charges. Level 1 registrants pay the fee, but do not pay a charge. 

If you didn't import or manufacture any industrial chemicals last financial year (for example, because you're a new business), you are 'Level 1'.

View the registration fee and charges for each level 

Value of industrial chemicals introduced in the previous financial year
Level 1 — $0 to $49,999
Level 2 — $50,000 to $74,999
Level 3 — $75,000 to $99,999
Level 4 — $100,000 to $249,999
Level 5 — $250,000 to $499,999
Level 6 — $500,000 to $2,999,999
Level 7 — $3,000,000 to $4,999,999
Level 8 — $5,000,000 or more

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?

Use the equation below to calculate the value of industrial chemicals you introduced in the previous financial year. You can round the value to the nearest whole dollar.

Note: If you’re using industrial chemicals to manufacture other chemicals, you must also complete the second equation

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.

If you used some or all industrial chemicals to manufacture another industrial chemical

You should only use the following equation if you used some or all of the introduced 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 introduced – Manufacture use value

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

Manufacture use value is the value of industrial chemicals 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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