If you're planning to import or manufacture a new industrial chemical in Australia, you'll need to apply for a controlled use permit (CUP). A 'new chemical' is one that is not listed on the Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS), and any industrial use of such a chemical must meet the criteria set out by the National Industrial Chemical Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS).Visit NICNAS
Apply for a controlled use permit for new industrial chemicals
- Download and complete the Controlled use permit application (CUP-1) including the Notification Template.
- Download and complete the Third Party Information Lodgement (FORM 5) if applicable.
- Gather all the required documentation and submit your application both electronically and by post or courier.
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and post to:
GPO Box 58
Sydney NSW 200, or
260 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2010
- CUPs are issued for 3 years and can be renewed any number of times, provided certain criteria are met.
- There is no volume restriction on a CUP.
- Where a joint application is made, details of all the applicants and signed declarations from all the applicants are required.
- If your application is successful, permits will be delivered by courier.
- Industrial chemicals include:
- laboratory chemicals
- chemicals used in mineral and petroleum processing
- printing and photocopying
- paints and coatings
- cleaning products