Commercial Evaluation Authorisation - Australian Government


You will require this authorisation if you intend to introduce an industrial chemical for the purpose of ascertaining 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.

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.


Up to 4 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $6280.00 -
Renew Variation All $2819.00

Apply to vary a term of a commercial evaluation authorisation

Act(s) name

Industrial Chemicals Act 2019 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

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

Administering agency

Department of Health

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Registration, Notification and Assessment

Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme

Department of Health

Operating address: Level 7
260 Elizabeth Street
Surry Hills, New South Wales 2010
Mailing address: GPO BOX 58
Sydney, New South Wales 2001
Toll Free: 1800 638 528
Phone: 02 8577 8800
Website: Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (Opens in new window)