Tampons & menstrual cups

In response to the public consultation on the Options for the future regulation of 'low risk' products, the Government has endorsed a range of reform activities following analysis of the consultation responses. These include changes to how tampons and menstrual cups are regulated.

Prior to 1 July 2018, tampons and menstrual cups have been required to be listed on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) in order to be able to be legally supplied. Following the recent regulatory amendments, these products became exempt goods, and therefore you are no longer required to have an ARTG entry for these products.

  • How tampons are regulated in Australia
    Tampons are therapeutic goods that are exempt from the need to be entered on the ARTG, but they are still required to comply with the relevant Standard before they can be supplied in Australia.
  • How menstrual cups are regulated in Australia
    Menstrual cups are therapeutic goods that are exempt from the requirement to be entered on the ARTG before they can be supplied in Australia.