Application for Consent to Import unapproved active constituents or
unregistered agricultural or veterinary chemical products under miscellaneous
Prior to submission of this application, applicants must be familiar with the information below.
Applications for Consent to Import must be lodged by a person who is either a resident of Australia or is
representing a business that is operating in Australia.
An Import Consent will be issued with a limited validity period that will allow two to three weeks either side of
the estimated time of arrival unless otherwise approved under a current Australian Pesticides and Veterinary
Medicines Authority (APVMA) permit. If there are any changes to the information provided, a new
application will be required. If it is not possible to estimate an exact date of importation, entering the month
of the expected importation will be accepted.
Circumstances under which this application form may be used include:
importation of a product to be market ready when registration is granted. All registration fees must have
been paid and there must be no outstanding technical obstacles to registration. Applications should be
aware that the APVMA may issue content with: supply, warehousing and/or transportation conditions or
restrictions. Importers may also have reporting responsibilities to demonstrate the product is securely
quarantined until registration is granted
limited promotions or events, where the product will not be supplied in Australia and will be subsequently
re-exported or destroyed. Applicants should be aware that the APVMA may issue consent with: supply,
warehousing and/or transportation conditions or restrictions. The APVMA may also request evidence of
destruction or re-exportation.
Applicants should be aware that some commodities may require additional importation approvals other than
what is provided by the APVMA, including:
• Department of Agriculture
• Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
• Department of Immigration and Border Protection
• Department of the Environment and Energy
• Office of Chemical Safety
• Office of the Gene Technology Regulator
• Therapeutic Goods Administration.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure any other approval requirements are met before importation.
Your personal information is collected by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
(APVMA) for the purpose of assisting the APVMA to perform its functions under the Agricultural and
Veterinary Medicines (Administration) Act 1992 and related legislation, including for the purpose of
Your personal information will be managed in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988.
More information about the way in which the APVMA will manage your personal information, including its
Privacy Statement, is available on our website.