AICIS (new scheme) 1 July 2020


The Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS) will replace NICNAS on 1 July 2020 as the new national regulator of the importation and manufacture of industrial chemicals in Australia.

The ban on the use of new animal test data for ingredients solely used in cosmetics will also begin on 1 July 2020.

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31 March 2020

We've published the first of a series of educational videos on the new scheme — find out more and view the videos.

17 March 2020

Due to a growing number of cancellations, we’ve decided to replace our AICIS stakeholder information sessions with educational videos you can watch at your own pace. Keep an eye on our AICIS guidance hub — we’ll publish the videos in the coming weeks.


Learn about registration under the new scheme Our new scheme commences 1 July 2020
An overview of your obligations under AICIS Register and introduce in 1 of these categories Key milestone dates
Infographic about registering and categorising your introduction.A timeline from 2015-2020 showing industrial chemicals reforms milestones: NICNAS to AICIS

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Last update 1 April 2020