As a CWC Member Country since 1997, Australia implements its CWC obligations primarily through the Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Act 1994 (the Act) and associated regulations. The Act bans chemical weapons, and provides for both facility reporting on certain chemical activities required for Australia's declarations, and inspections by officials from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). These inspections aim to verify that on-site activities are consistent with the information in declarations, and that the facility is not engaging in activities prohibited by the Convention. Normal plant operations should not be affected.
Inspection Information for Producers and Users of Chemicals 2014 [PDF 647 KB] | [DOCX 125 KB]