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Consultation: Adoption of International Scientific Guidelines in Australia

10 January 2022

Opening date: 10 January 2022

Closing date: 20 February 2022

We have changed the way to make submissions.

Submissions now should be provided through our consultation hub.

This consultation closes on 20 February 2022.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) conducted a public consultation to seek feedback on whether certain international scientific guidelines should be adopted.

International scientific guidelines are not limited to prescription medicines, but may also apply to over-the-counter (OTC), complementary and some listed medicines. While guidelines that are adopted in Australia are generally not mandated by legislation, they provide guidance to sponsors to assist them to meet the legislative requirements and any deviation from a Guideline relevant to an application to register or vary the registration of a medicine must be justified.

For more information on the international scientific guidelines, and to participate in the consultation, please visit the consultation hub.


The consultation opened on Monday 10 January 2022. Interested parties responded by close of business Sunday 20 February 2022.


For enquiries relating to the consultation or your submission please email