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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

Consultation for TGO 54 - Standard for Disinfectants and Sterilants

The TGA is currently consulting on proposed changes to TGO 54. Further information can be found at: Consultation: Review of Therapeutic Goods Order 54 - Standards for Disinfectants; and associated guidance.