How to withdraw a request for pre-application assistance

You can withdraw your request for pre-application assistance by writing to the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority?(APVMA) at Please ensure your email includes the application or DC number for your application and is sent by a person authorised to communicate with APVMA on the application.

The administrative fee of $192.50 will generally be retained by the APVMA. If the application is withdrawn early and no significant work has been undertaken by the APVMA, we can consider remitting all or a portion of the pre-application assistance fee.

If you withdraw your request or do not proceed to obtain the pre-application assistance offered, and the fee or a portion of it is retained by the APVMA, you can still apply for a rebate when you subsequently lodge an application for the same product.

If, after a request for pre-application assistance is withdrawn or where you did not seek further action from the APVMA in relation to an application for pre-application assistance, you wish to obtain pre-application assistance for the same or another query, you will need to make a new request for pre-application assistance, accompanied by the required fee, through the APVMA Online Services Portal.

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