Learn how the regulations for disinfectants and sterilants vary, depending on their intended purpose.
We regulate disinfectants and and sterilants several different ways, depending on the individual product's intended purpose.
For information on the different regulatory pathway go to https://www.tga.gov.au/disinfectants-sterilants-and-sanitary-products
Disinfectants, sterilants and sanitary products
Changes to labelling and regulation of hard surface disinfectants (commencing 1 April 2019)
Appropriate use of disinfectants: Information for consumers, health professionals and healthcare facilities
Regulation of cleaners and disinfectants: Information for sponsors and manufacturers
Disinfectants: FAQ for consumers
- Guidance on the regulation of listed disinfectants in AustraliaHow the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) defines and regulates listed disinfectants, including guidance on how to submit a product application and the supporting data and other information required.
- Disinfectant Claim Guide - specific claims and non-specific claimsInformation on the different ways the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) regulates disinfectants depending on the intended use and label claims.
- Guidance on the regulation of exempt disinfectants in AustraliaInformation on how exempt disinfectants are defined and meeting the regulatory requirements for their manufacture, supply and advertising.