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Disinfectants & sterilants

Sterilants & disinfectants are regulated in a variety of ways in Australia, depending on the claims made in the instructions for use, labelling and promotional material.

The way hard surface disinfectants are regulated has changed.

Relevant parts of these pages have been updated, and background information can be found at: The future regulation of low risk products

Therapeutic Goods (Standard for Disinfectants and Sanitary Products) (TGO 104) Order 2019 came into effect 1 April 2019.