How do I renew my registration?

If you are continuing to import and/or manufacture industrial chemicals you must renew your NICNAS registration by 31 August each year.

If you renew after the 31 August deadline, you may be liable to pay a late renewal penalty—an additional 15% of the total registration fee.

Login or sign up to NICNAS Business Services

Create an account on NICNAS Business Services to conveniently renew your registration online. New registrants can also sign up to NICNAS Business Services.

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NICNAS help desk staff are available to assist with enquiries from Monday to Friday, 0900-1700 (AEST). Please call NICNAS toll free on 1800 638 528 (international calls +61 2 8577 8800) and select option 1, or email business.services@nicnas.gov.au.

Renewal due date

You must renew your registration if you continue to import and/or manufacture relevant industrial chemicals.

The registration year runs from 1 September to 31 August.

If you renew after the 31 August deadline you may be liable to pay a late renewal penalty—an additional 15% of the total registration cost.

Registration late penalty fees

Registration level
(formerly known as Tier)

Introduction value

Fee (AUD)

A

$1–$99,999

$105

B

$100,000–$499,999

$105

C

$500,000–$4,999,999

$200

D

$5,000,000+

$1,980

Calculating your registration level

To renew your registration, you will need to declare an estimate of the total amount of relevant industrial chemicals you will import and/or manufacture for the next registration year. This determines your registration level and fee.

It is important that you accurately estimate the total amount of relevant industrial chemicals for a registration year. We liaise with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to check imports of industrial chemicals and we also conduct registration assessments from time to time.

Read more about how to calculate your registration level.

Registration assessments

If you are selected to take part in a registration assessment, you must provide us with a final statement of introduction for a previous registration year.

After we have received your final statement, you will be provided with a written assessment of registration confirming whether your registration level was accurate.

The assessment will outline whether you paid the correct fee, are entitled to a refund or whether you are required to pay an outstanding balance.

Review of registration assessments

Within 21 days of receiving your assessment of registration, you may request reconsideration of the assessment by writing to us, stating the reasons for your request and providing additional relevant information.

We will then reconsider the assessment, taking into account any additional information you supply, and we may confirm, revoke or vary the original assessment in any manner.

If you do not agree with the outcome of a reassessment, you may lodge an appeal with the Administrative Appeals Tribunal within 28 days of the end of the reconsideration process.

Notice of intent not to renew registration

If, at the end of the registration year, you do not intend to import and/or manufacture industrial chemicals, you will not be required to register in the following year.

Your statement must explain why you do not intend to renew your registration.

Examples:

  • you have decided to source industrial chemicals locally rather than import them, or
  • your business has stopped trading in industrial chemicals.

Last update 17 August 2017