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Source: Australian Department of Health

Help sponsors to understand the changes to the regulation of sports supplements arising from the recent declaration (made under Section 7 of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989) that certain sports supplements are therapeutic goods (medicines).


On 23 September 2020 a section 7 declaration (the declaration) was published to help protect Australian consumers from the actual and potential safety concerns associated with the use of certain sports supplements. The instrument declares that certain sports supplements (those that include higher-risk ingredients or are in the form of a tablet, pill or capsule) are therapeutic goods, ensuring they are appropriately regulated as medicines.

From 30 November 2020, sports supplements making therapeutic claims that contain higher-risk ingredients must be included in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) to be supplied and advertised in Australia. Those sports supplements with therapeutic claims that are presented as tablets, capsules or pills will, as long as they do not contain higher risk ingredients, have 3 years (by 30 November 2023) to comply with the new requirements.

Who should attend?



  • Dr Adam Cook, Therapeutic Goods Administration
  • Emma Breen ,Food Standards Australia New Zealand
  • Dr Naomi Speers, Sport Integrity Australia
  • Dr David Cusack NSW Department of Primary Industries

How do I register?

  • Date: Wednesday, 25 November 2020
  • Time: 10am-11am

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