Commercial Evaluation Authorisation - Australian Government


You will need this authorisation if you intend to introduce an industrial chemical for the purpose of assessing its potential for commercial application. 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 is ten tonnes and the authorisation is valid up to four years, though any lesser time or amount will be considered. You cannot sell your chemical or make it available to the general public during the CEA period unless it is part of an article.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Up to 4 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $6490.00

Fees for 2023-24

Vary Variation All $2525.00

Apply to vary a term of a commercial evaluation authorisation. Fees for 2023-24

Regulation(s) name

Industrial Chemicals (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Rules 2019 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Health and Aged Care

Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.