If you’re planning to sell soap that you import or make, you will probably need to register with us and check that your ingredients on the chemical Inventory. This is because most soap ingredients are regulated as industrial chemicals in Australia. 

Who needs to register?

You need to register your business with us if you:

  • make soaps in Australia by a process involving a chemical reaction — for example saponification using lye
  • import soaps from overseas — this applies to packaged products ready for sale and soap that will be packaged locally
  • import chemical ingredients into Australia for soap making

For information head to https://www.industrialchemicals.gov.au/