Chemicals and Plastics

Australia’s chemicals and plastics industries directly employ over 50,000 people and represent almost 10 per cent of total Australian manufacturing activity. The chemicals and plastics industry provides essential materials to many other sectors, including automotive, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, education, information technology, packaging, construction and consumer appliances.

Health/Industry Forum

The former Minister for Industry and Science, the Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, and the Minister for Health, the Hon Sussan Ley MP, have agreed to hold regular joint meetings with relevant industry stakeholders to discuss cross portfolio issues.

For more information and to register your interest, see the Health/Industry Forum page.

Industry overview

Information on the role of the chemicals and plastics industry and how it benefits Australia’s economic environment.

Related Links, Tools and Resources

Information that is relevant to chemicals and plastics regulation reform.

Key Contacts

Key contacts are available in the Chemicals Business Checklist.

Key contacts can also be made available by contacting

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