General Rules, Categorisation Guidelines and Transitional Rules

Have your say

We are seeking your comments on the draft:

  • Industrial Chemicals (General) Rules 2018 (General Rules)
  • Industrial Chemicals Categorisation Guidelines (Categorisation Guidelines)
  • Industrial Chemicals (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Rules 2018 (Transitional Rules)

These are part of the Australian Government's reforms to the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS).


Currently open for public comments



Helpful information

We have supporting information to help you understand the details in the draft Rules and Categorisation Guidelines for the purposes of this consultation. You may find these useful if you are planning to make a submission.

New: Case studies — step by step guides to categorising chemicals under the new scheme

Notes on the draft General Rules

Notes on the draft Transitional Rules

Summary of main changes to categorisation of industrial chemicals since our last consultation

Last update 17 May 2018