Chemical Evaluation Permit - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require a permit if you intend to manufacture or import new industrial chemicals in Australia for specified performance or product trial. Sufficient evidence must be provided detailing why you require the product, how long the trials will last and the amount of product required. The maximum amount of product allowed under this permit is four tonnes and the maximum duration of the permit is two years though any lesser time or amount will be considered.

Additionally, you must be able to display that all persons involved in the evaluation of the chemical are protected by adequate safeguards in a User Agreement. Only proposed users who have completed this Agreement may use the product. This permit will not be issued for chemicals to be evaluated through retail sale or for retail products in general.

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.



Variable depending on the permit.



Fees for 2016-17.


Chemical Evaluation Permits can only be renewed once. Fees for 2016-17.

Other resources

Administering agency

Department of Health
National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS)

Act(s) name

Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Regulations 1990 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries, Registration, Notification and Assessment
Department of Health
National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS)

Operating address:
Level 7,
260 Elizabeth Street
Surry Hills
New South Wales 2010
Mailing address:
Sydney, New South Wales 2001


02 8577 8800


1800 638 528


02 8577 8888

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