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 supply (e.g. 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. 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 is responsible for the governance and management and of the authority, including the performance of its functions and the exercise of its powers.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    B. Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • GFS Sector Classification


  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    A. Principal

  • Materiality


  • GFS Function / Sector Reported

    Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

  • PS Act Body

    Yes - Statutory Agency

  • Auditor


  • Creation Date

    15 June 1993

  • Postal Address

    PO Box 6182, Kingston ACT 2604

Current single executive appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chief Executive Officer Dr. Chris Parker 13 November 2017 12 November 2022
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