Consent to Import Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals - Australian Government


You will need this consent if you intend to import an unregistered agricultural or veterinary chemical, or unapproved active constituent.

An active constituent is a proposed or existing chemical product primarily responsible for the biological or therapeutic effects of the product, and its biological identification as an agricultural or veterinary chemical product.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Your application will be assessed against relevant international conventions or agreements adopted by the Australian Government and according to whether there are any potential risks for humans, animals, the environment, industry or trade.

You may require additional approval from other agencies to import chemical substances into Australia.
For imports involving multiple chemicals, a separate form must be completed for each chemical. A multiple entry import permit may be granted provided you are a fit and proper person.


As specified


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Fees will change depending on your circumstances. Please contact the agency for more information.

Application process


Please lodge your completed application with the following information:

  • technical name, common name and Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) number (if known) of the chemical
  • quantity to be imported
  • name of the exporting country
  • intended use in Australia.

Administering agency

Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority

Registration Management and Enquiries

Contact details

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