Permits for Schedule 2 and 3 Chemicals - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to operate a facility at which more than 30 tonnes of a Schedule 3 chemical is likely to be produced in a calendar year. Facilities which are likely to produce, process or consume Schedule 2 chemicals at a limit above the permitted threshold shall also require a permit.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.


Annual, but may be automatically renewed for up to 4 years.



No fees are required.

Administering agency

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office

Act(s) name

Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Act 1994 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Regulations 1997 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Director General
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office

Operating address:
RG Casey Building
John McEwen Crescent
Australian Capital Territory 2600


02 62611920


02 62611908

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