Annual reporting

Last update 30 November 2016

Annual reports must be submitted by 28 September each year for the previous registration year (1 September to 31 August) using the annual reporting online module. You must be enrolled to do this. If reporting exemptions you can alternatively use this annual reporting template and upload it to the module.

Read annual reporting module user guide, including how to enrol

What needs to be reported

Exemption categories

Under exemption categories, you have 28 days from the end of the registration year (31 August) to submit an annual report to us on the chemical you have introduced. This means an annual report will be required if you have introduced chemicals under the following exemption categories:

  • chemicals are introduced solely for research, development or analysis in quantities of not more than 100 kg/year
  • chemicals introduced at a port or airport that remain subject to Customs and Border Protection Service control are at a port or airport at all times, and leave Australia less than 30 days after the day they are introduced
  • chemicals are used for non-cosmetic purposes, introduced in quantities of less than 100 kg/year and pose no unreasonable risk to human health and the environment
  • chemicals in quantities of less than 100 kg for cosmetic purposes which meet prescribed requirements, such as packaging and labelling, and pose no unreasonable risk to human health and the environment
  • non-hazardous chemicals introduced in a cosmetic are in a concentration of less than 1%.

The annual report must state the name and volume of chemical introduced during the year.

Go to exemption categories

Low volume commercial evaluation, controlled use permits, self-assessment certificates

If you are the holder of a commercial evaluation CEC, LVC, CUP and/or self-assessment certificate (PLC and SAPLC) you must keep records for 5 years for audit purposes.

The NICNAS Director can require you to provide information in, or in connection with, the application for, or application for renewal of, such a permit or certificate.

Your annual report must state the name and volume of the chemical and any adverse effect the chemical may have on occupational health and safety, public health or the environment. You must provide the report within 28 days from the end of the registration year (31 August).

Go to permits

Go to self-assessment certificates

Further information

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