The Act specifies those decisions of the Minister or the Director, NICNAS that may be taken before the AAT. Appealable matters include decisions on confidentiality, inventory listing, new and existing chemicals assessments and NICNAS Registration decisions.

No applications were made to the AAT during 2006-07; in fact, three pending appeals were withdrawn allowing for their dismissal and publication of a report. The two applications involving three appellants had been made in 2005-06. By contrast no appeals at all were made during 2004-05, 2003-04 or 2002-03. Four applications were made to the AAT in 2001-02. The total number of appeals against the Director's decisions since the introduction of the Scheme in 1990 is ten, with eight withdrawn and two found in favour of NICNAS.