Registration or Listing of Therapeutic Goods - Australian Government


You will require this licence if you intend to market therapeutic goods or biologicals as an individual or organisation under your own name or brand. This covers any drug or device used for the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of diseases or other bodily functions. Registrable products include prescription or non-prescription medicines, and implantable medical devices, such as active implantables, and devices of animal origin.

Listable goods include:

  • vitamins
  • minerals
  • herbal medicines
  • sunscreens
  • most medical devices.

Therapeutic goods must be entered on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) before they can be supplied in Australia. The ARTG is a database of information about therapeutic goods for human use approved for supply in, or exported from, Australia. Information held on the database includes the product name and formulation details and sponsor and manufacturer details.

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.




Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees are listed on the attached document.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods - Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding registration forms.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Summary of Fees and Charges - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 AG

Regulation(s) name

Therapeutic Goods Regulations 1990 AG

Administering agency

Department of Health

Therapeutic Goods Administration

Contact details

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

Information Officer

Therapeutic Goods Administration

Department of Health

Operating address: 136 Narrabundah Lane
Australian Capital Territory 2609
Mailing address: PO BOX 100
Woden, Australian Capital Territory 2606
Phone: 02 6232 8644
Fax: 02 6203 1605