The object of this legislative instrument is to protect the health and safety of humans, animals and the environment in Queensland by regulating the supply of agricultural and veterinary chemical products through the adoption of certain Commonwealth laws as Queensland laws.
Under AVCQ Act the The Agvet Code in the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (Commonwealth) is adopted as Queensland law and is referred to as the Agvet Code of Queensland.
The Agvet Code provides for regulation and control of the manufacture and supply of agricultural and veterinary chemical products, including registration of chemical products and of active constituents for proposed or existing products.
It also provides for the licensing of chemical manufacturers and for the issuing of permits in special circumstances to allow a person to take action, in respect of a chemical product, which is not otherwise approved by the Code.
The Act transfers responsibility for the registration of agricultural and veterinary chemicals to the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).