Application for Consent to Import unregistered veterinary chemical products to
be supplied and/or used under veterinary prescription
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 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.
Veterinarians may apply for Consent to Import when they have examined an animal that is under their direct
care and have concluded that the use of an imported unregistered veterinary chemical product is indicated
over the use of an available APVMA registered product. Veterinarians need to be mindful of state or territory
legislation dealing with control of use, particularly when prescribing for use on food producing species.
Details of some applications may be forwarded to state or territory authorities for further examination prior to
final consideration by the APVMA.
Further information on veterinarians and veterinary medicines can be obtained from the APVMA website.
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.