Do universities and not-for-profit organisations need to register?

2022-05-30

If you are a university or not-for-profit organisation introducing industrial chemicals in Australia, you may need to register with us.

Who should read this?

Universities, colleges, tertiary and research institutes, charities and not-for-profit organisations that import or manufacture industrial chemicals (and products designed to release industrial chemicals) and are working out if they need to register with us – including organisations that:

  • buy industrial chemicals from overseas for teaching or research – even if another university already imports the same or similar chemicals from overseas
  • manufacture industrial chemicals in a lab or classroom for teaching or research – even if another university manufactures the same or similar chemicals
  • import or manufacture a low volume of chemicals – there is no threshold limit on volume
  • import or manufacture industrial chemicals solely for not-for-profit research
  • import or manufacture industrial chemicals solely for a charitable purpose

Do you need to register?

The process of working out if you need to register is the same as for any other business.

Start by working out if you import or manufacture industrial chemicals (we call this ‘introducing’ industrial chemicals). If you introduce industrial chemicals in Australia, then you may need to register with us.

Note that some chemical introductions don’t require you to register your business with us – for example:

  • Blending or mixing ingredients that you only bought in Australia. Blending is commonly described as the process of mixing two or more industrial chemicals together without producing a chemical reaction.
  • Articles and products that are not designed to intentionally release chemicals
  • Non-industrial chemicals

Read More

Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme, 30-05-22
; https://www.industrialchemicals.gov.au/business/getting-started-registration-importing-and-manufacturing/what-registration-and-who-must-register/do-universities-and-not-profit-organisations-need-register