Australian Pesticides & Veterinary Medicines Authority

Regulator function

To regulate agricultural and veterinary chemicals to manage the risks of pests and diseases for the Australian community and to protect Australia’s trade and the health and safety of people, animals and the environment. 

Legislation

  • Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992
  • Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Act 1994
  • Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994
  • Agricultural and Veterinary Chemical Products (Collection of Levy) Act 1994

Regulated community

The agvet product industry (e.g. manufacturers and suppliers).

Portfolio

Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry

Internal to department / external entity

External