Public Inventory

Search the public Inventory

Type in a chemical name or CAS number in the search bar at the top of the page.

The Inventory is a searchable database of industrial chemicals that we maintain.

You can search for chemicals but you cannot download a complete list of chemicals on the Inventory database.

Tips on searching the Inventory (includes information about searching by a CAS number or a chemical name)

It is a legal requirement to check the Inventory and the first step you should take if you are planning to manufacture and/or import chemicals or a product containing chemicals into Australia .

All chemicals on the Inventory are defined as existing industrial chemicals, while industrial chemicals not on the Inventory are defined as new industrial chemicals.

There are over 40,000 chemicals listed on the public Inventory which can be searched.

Find out what the Inventory will tell you

If the chemical you are intending to import or manufacture is not in the public section, you need to apply to us for a search of the confidential Inventory.

A chemical listed on the Inventory can be imported or manufactured without notifying us provided it meets any relevant conditions. If your chemical falls outside the scope of its stated purpose in the Inventory, you will need to notify us unless an exemption applies.

New chemicals added to the public Inventory

We notify new listings in the Chemical Gazette on the first Tuesday of each month.

Last update 14 November 2018