Consultation Hub

Welcome to IP Australia’s Consultation Hub where you can find and participate in current consultations.

Open consultations are displayed below. You can search for consultations (including past consultations) by keyword, IP right, other interests or audience.

Please visit our archived consultations to see the outcomes of consultations conducted prior to 2020.

We also maintain a Policy Register, which is a list of issues we are considering or currently working on, we welcome feedback on issues or the submission of new issues for our consideration.  

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Open Consultations

  • Fee Review 2023/2024

    IP Australia is undertaking a fee review during the 2023-24 financial year. The aim of this review is to assess the entity’s cost recovery arrangements, in accordance with the Australian Government Charging Framework, and to ensure IP Australia’s fees are consistent, transparent and recover the...

    Closes 2 July 2023

Closed Consultations

  • Plant Breeder's Rights - University of Queensland independent research reports

    As part of our ongoing work on plant breeder’s rights (PBR) reform , IP Australia has published six independent reports from the University of Queensland (UQ) on the plant breeder’s rights (PBR) system. The reports make several recommendations for potential reform to the PBR system. We are...

    Closed 14 April 2023

  • Stand-alone Legislation for Indigenous Knowledge: Interim Scoping Study Consultations

    As part of the Australian Government commitment to establish stand-alone legislation to protect Indigenous Knowledge, its Indigenous Knowledge Working Group is conducting a scoping study on potential elements of stand-alone legislation that would support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...

    Closed 9 November 2022

  • Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board Regulation Reform Public Consultation

    In March 2013, the Governments of Australia and New Zealand entered into an Arrangement for Trans-Tasman Regulation of Patent Attorneys . The Arrangement aimed to provide a joint registration regime for patent attorneys to practise in Australia and New Zealand. The Arrangement included commitments...

    Closed 2 February 2022

  • Regulator Performance Omnibus Bill 2022

    The Australian Government has released the draft Regulator Performance Omnibus Bill, and is calling for submissions to ensure it is informed by business and community expectations of regulators. The Bill updates or removes outdated administrative provisions across Commonwealth legislation...

    Closed 14 January 2022

  • Designs Instruments Consultation

    Introduction Currently, after a design application has met its minimum filing requirements it proceeds to a formalities assessment. For these assessments, design applications are currently dealt with in part by the requirements in Schedule 2 of the Designs Regulations 2004....

    Closed 30 November 2021