On 15 December 2015, as part of the 2015-16 MYEFO, the Government announced the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority Advisory Board will be ceased.
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) is the Australian Government agency responsible for the assessment of pesticides and veterinary medicines and their regulation up to and including the point of retail sale. It sits within the portfolio of the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources. The APVMA is responsible for administering and managing the national registration scheme for agricultural and veterinary chemicals, which sets out the regulatory framework for the management of pesticides and veterinary medicines in Australia. The APVMA administers the scheme's legislation in partnership with state and territory governments and with the active involvement of other Australian government agencies. Pesticides and veterinary medicines are vital to quality food and fibre production, animal health and onshore biosecurity and the community. The APVMA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is supported by an advisory board selected and appointed by the Minister for Agriculture. The CEO is responsible for the governance and management and of the authority, including the performance of its functions and the exercise of its powers. The advisory board provides advice and makes recommendations to the CEO about the performance of a function or exercise of a power of APVMA. The advisory board does not have decision-making power, but assists to inform the CEO on strategic matters and provides an expert consultative mechanism.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Auditor


  • Function Categorization

    Regulatory / Review / Inquiry / Commission

  • Creation Date

    15 June 1993

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
CEO/Executive Director/Managing Director Dr. Chris Parker 13 November 2017 12 November 2022
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