General Requirements for Labels for Therapeutic Devices - Australian Government


You must comply with these requirements if you are involved in the manufacture and preparation of therapeutic devices. You will only be required to comply if you are involved in the part of the process where a label is placed on the device.

There are certain exemptions, you will not need to comply with these requirements if either:

  • the device is a sterile therapeutic device (there are separate standards for sterile devices)
  • the device is a non-sterile implantable device
  • the device is manufactured and supplied for use to an individual
  • the device is intended for dental use and is not implanted directly into bone or soft tissue
  • the device is intended for veterinary use
  • the device is for in vitro use
  • the device is intended solely for export from Australia
  • the device is for the purpose of conducting clinical trials.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Therapeutic Goods Regulations 1990 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Health

Therapeutic Goods Administration

Contact details

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Therapeutic Goods Administration

Department of Health

Operating address: 136 Narrabundah Lane
Symonston, Australian Capital Territory 2609
Mailing address: PO BOX 100
Woden, Australian Capital Territory 2606
Toll Free: 1800 020 653
Website: Therapeutic Goods Administration (Opens in new window)