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.

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.

Standing Committee on Chemicals (SCOC)

The governance body established to achieve an effective and efficient national system of chemicals and plastics regulation.

Key Contacts

Key contacts can be made available by contacting SCOCSecretariat@innovation.gov.au

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