In relation to medicines, the general term 'packaging' is used to describe the container that immediately covers the medicine as well as the packaging (e.g. carton) in which the medicine is supplied to the consumer.

Various aspects of packaging are regulated by the TGA and other agencies including:

  • Child resistant packaging (CRP) - this is packaging that is designed or constructed to be difficult for young children to open and gain access to the medicine.  
  • Tamper-evident packaging - this is packaging that has an indicator or barrier to entry which, if breached or missing, can reasonably be expected to provide visible or audible evidence to consumers that tampering may have occurred.
  • Country of origin
  • Recyclability
  • Units of measure
  • Barcodes 

For more information about the TGA requirements in relation to medicines packaging, click here.