National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS)

Location
Level 7, 260 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Postal Address
GPO Box 58 Sydney NSW 2001
Fax
(02) 8577 8888
Email
info@nicnas.gov.au
Website
http://www.nicnas.gov.au
Toll Free
1800 638 528
 
 

NICNAS, located within the Health portfolio, is the Australian Government regulator for industrial chemicals. It provides a national notification and assessment scheme to protect the health of the public, workers and the environment from the harmful effect of industrial chemicals, which includes solvents, adhesives, plastics, inks, laboratory chemicals, paints, coatings, cleaning products and cosmetics. NICNAS assesses all chemicals new to Australia as well as those chemicals already used (existing chemicals) on a priority basis, in response to concerns about their safety on health and environmental grounds.
NICNAS regulates industrial chemicals under the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989 and Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Regulations 1990.

NICNAS has three standing committees/forums: the Community Engagement Forum, the Industry Government Consultative Committee and the States and Territories Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Group.

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