According to Australia Cosmetic regulation reform, Australia will prohibit animal testing of cosmetics from July 1st 2018.
In line with the replacement of Australia’s overall chemical (including cosmetics) regulatory framework, (see news Australia regulation reform: “Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme” will be replaced on CL), a new statutory scheme “Australian Industrial Chemical Introduction Scheme (AICIS)” stipulates animal testing of cosmetics should be banned. After a grace period ending on July 1st 2018, data derived from animal tests will be invalid.
Australia Federal Department of Health released the details of this ban:
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