Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS)

The Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS) is a list of all industrial chemicals in use in Australia between 1 January 1977 and 28 February 1990. In addition, it includes new assessed chemicals and corrections as required.

The AICS is maintained under the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) and contains over 38,000 chemicals. It consists of the non-confidential (public) section and the confidential section.

Any chemical not included in AICS is regarded as a new industrial chemical unless it is outside the scope of the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989 or is otherwise exempt from notification. New industrial chemicals must be notified and assessed before being manufactured or imported into Australia.

The non-confidential AICS may be acceded below:


A 'free' confidential search request is available for searching the confidential AICS. Requests to search the AICS may be submitted via the forms listed here.

About CIRS

We have provided one-stop chemical inventory search services for many companies doing business in Asia (for example, China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, and Philippine). We help them find out whether their chemicals are regulated in those countries or regions and offer free initial consultations about how to comply. We also prepare or translate GHS compliant SDS and label in accordance with their national chemical legislation at affordable prices.

If you have any questions about chemical compliance in the Asia-pacific region, please contact:

  • CIRS Europe
    Unit 1 Ardee Business Park, Hale Street, Ardee, Co. Louth, Ireland
    Tel : +353 41 9806 916 | Fax : +353 41 9806 999
  • Mr. Eric Xiong, China Office
    11F Building 1, Dongguan Hi-Tech Park, 1288 Chunbo Road, Binjiang District, Hangzhou 310052, China
    Tel: +86-571 8720 89716579 | Fax: +86-571 8720 6533