About us

The National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) helps protect the Australian people and the environment by assessing the risks of industrial chemicals and providing information to promote their safe use.

Our focus is the industrial use of chemicals. This covers a broad range of chemicals used in inks, plastics, adhesives, paints, glues, solvents, cosmetics, soaps and many other products.

New website coming in 2019

We are looking for interested stakeholders to help us with our user research. We’re working on a new website as part of the NICNAS reforms. By talking to us, you will be able to help us create a new and improved website that is designed around your needs. Do you have time to talk to us? You can register your interest here.

Last update 1 June 2018