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13 September 2017
Notification of intent to adopt the current PIC/S Guide to GMP, PE009-13 as Manufacturing Principles
4 August 2017
Notice of advertising exemption under Regulation 42DK (1) of the Therapeutic Goods Act for Broad spectrum sunscreens with an SPF of 30 or higher
29 May 2017
In response to reported concerns during the past Australian summer, the TGA undertook laboratory testing of 31 commonly used sunscreens
28 July 2021

The TGA has published updated Australian Regulatory Guidelines for Sunscreens

16 October 2018

Sunscreens classified as therapeutic goods are (unless exempt) required to be included in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) before they can legally be marketed in Australia.

When a company or individual (called sponsors by the TGA) want to supply a sunscreen product in...

18 December 2019

Sunscreens contain substances that either absorb or reflect the sun's UV rays and prevent most of it from penetrating the skin and damaging skin cells.

Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, and sunscreens are an important component of an effective sun...

Legislation for excluded sunscreens (e.g. cosmetic sunscreens) Industrial Chemicals Act 2019 Consumer Goods (Cosmetics) Information Standard 2020 Guidance for therapeutic sunscreens Australian Regulatory Guidelines for Sunscreens Listed therapeutic sunscreens: Australian Regulatory Guidelines for...
28 July 2021
About sunscreen regulation Primary sunscreens (products used primarily for protection from UV radiation) some secondary sunscreens (e.g. moisturisers containing sunscreen with SPF greater than 15) are regulated as therapeutic goods by the TGA. How the TGA regulates sunscreens Sunscreens classified...
13 November 2012
From today sunscreens sold in Australia will be allowed to display a new Sun Protection Factor (SPF) rating of up to 50+, the Parliamentary …
9 November 2012
In May 2010, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) sought comments from interested parties on proposed revisions to the guidelines on …


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