TGA basics

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is part of the Australian Government Department of Health, and is responsible for regulating therapeutic goods including prescription medicines, vaccines, sunscreens, vitamins and minerals, medical devices, blood and blood products.

Almost any product for which therapeutic claims are made must be entered in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) before it can be supplied in Australia.

About the TGA

TGA corporate information

  • Structure
    The TGA is part of the Australian Government Department of Health
  • TGA plans & reports
    TGA plans and reports, including business plans, market research reports, key performance indicators, records listings
  • TGA reforms
    Reforms to the TGA help us remain adaptable to community and industry expectations
  • Freedom of information
    The Freedom of Information Act 1982 is designed to give the Australian community access to information held by the Australian Government

TGA website

  • TGA Internet site
    How to navigate this website
  • Publications
    TGA publications
  • Forms
    TGA forms
  • Acronyms & glossary
    A list of acronyms and glossary terms likely to be found within TGA information
  • Copyright
    Information about copyright in relation to the TGA website
  • Privacy
    Privacy and security information for users of the TGA website
  • Disclaimer
    Disclaimer information for users of the TGA website
  • Security
    The Department of Health applies a range of security controls to protect its website from unauthorised access