How do I renew my registration?
Last update 30 November 2016
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.
Create an account on NICNAS Business Services to conveniently renew your registration online. New registrants can also sign up to NICNAS Business Services.
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 email@example.com.
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
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.
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.
- you have decided to source industrial chemicals locally rather than import them, or
- your business has stopped trading in industrial chemicals.