A review of disinfectants is being undertaken by NICNAS and the TGA in response to the Banks report’s recommendation 4.61 which states that “… the Australian Government should progress industry reforms for regulating disinfectant products and report progress to COAG”.


A report examining the regulation of disinfectants in other countries and presenting best practice options for streamlining the regulation of disinfectants in Australia was prepared by an independent expert.


Currently all disinfectants are regulated by the TGA; the review presented options for low risk disinfectants to be regulated by NICNAS. Consultation on these matters with industry, government and the community will be undertaken in 2007-08.