Industrial Chemicals - Assessment Certificate - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this certificate if you intend to manufacture or import new industrial chemicals including dyes, paint chemicals, cosmetics, adhesives and detergents in Australia. Notification must be made to the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) and an assessment certificate or permit must be obtained before the product can be imported or manufactured in Australia. NICNAS produces an assessment report with recommendations for safe use of the new industrial chemical.

A certificate or permit is then issued to the importer or manufacturer with conditions to ensure safe use of a new industrial chemical. Obtaining an assessment certificate will allow the industrial chemical to be listed in the Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances after 5 years. The Chemicals Business Checklist provides high-level summary information about the Australian regulatory framework for the chemicals and plastics industry in a simple format.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

You will be required to provide details on the nature of the chemical its intended use, toxicity and method of release to the environment. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Variable 1-5 years.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Fees vary depending on individual circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for fee information.

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:
General Post Office Box 58
Sydney,New South Wales,
Australia

Phone:

1800638528

Phone:

02 85778800

Fax:

02 85778888
registration@nicnas.gov.au

Supporting information

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