The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has finished 2021–22 with continued high performance, finalising 97.0% of product, active and permit applications within timeframe.
In 2021–22, the APVMA finalised in timeframe:
- 98.9% of pesticide applications
- 99.5% of veterinary medicines applications
- 98.3% of active constituent applications.
The annual statistics for 2021–22 are the first annual statistics reported under the updated format for performance reporting.
The percentage of permit applications completed within timeframe was positive at 88.7% in 2021–22. The APVMA continued to dedicate additional resources to support the timely processing of emergency use permits in response to incursions such as varroa mite and Japanese encephalitis virus, and also for biosecurity preparedness, including foot-and-mouth disease.
In the year ahead, the APVMA will continue to focus its efforts on ensuring Australians have timely access to safe and effective agricultural chemical and veterinary medicine products that lead to improved animal health, support producers, and help facilitate Australia’s response to emerging pests and diseases.