Registration or Listing of Therapeutic Goods - Australian Government


You will need 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.

Application for registration or listing of an item may include additional information to be accompanied by the application. Please refer to relevant guidelines or legislative instruments.

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.

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Fees are listed on the attached document.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Therapeutic Goods Regulations 1990 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Health and Aged Care

Therapeutic Goods Administration

Contact details

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