Ban on Cosmetic Testing On Animals

Closed 16 Dec 2016

Opened 18 Nov 2016


The Australian Government has announced its commitment to implement a ban on testing cosmetics on animals.  This commitment recognises the strong view many Australians have on this issue and brings Australia into line with similar policies implemented in other countries.  In fulfilling this commitment the Government will ensure that the impact to business, trade and industry is taken into account and is minimised in the approach going forward, whilst continuing to maintain Australia’s high standards in protecting public health, worker safety and the environment.

What happens next

Survey results will be published on the Department of Health's website.


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