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teeth whitening regulations in australia

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Smile Easy Australia Professional Teeth Whitening Catalogue

Teeth whitening regulations in Australia don’t regulate formal teeth whitening training for cosmetic non-dental teeth whitening service in Australia

When you purchase a professional teeth whitening system or LED Accelerator lamp from Smile Easy we provide you with your comprehensive video training so you can offer your customers the very best possible teeth whitening service, experience and results.

A non-dental teeth whitening technician in Australia can offer a cosmetic teeth whitening service using an accelerator LED lamp with the maximum teeth whitening gel percentages as follows:

  • up to 6% hydrogen peroxide (HP)
  • 18% carbamide peroxide (1/3 the strength of HP)
  • non-peroxide.



Below are helpful teeth whitening and industry links to assist you:

These links provide the relevant guidelines and information about offering cosmetic Teeth whitening regulations in Australia States and Territories.

Australian Business Legislation and Guidelines


Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

ACCC - Cosmetic labelling standards

Ingredient labelling on Cosmetics.

Competition and Consumer Act 2010

Competition and Consumer Act 2010 covers product safety, liability, and advertising.

AICIS - Industrial Chemicals Act 2019

Industrial Chemicals Act 2019 is administered by the Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS).

State and Territory Guidelines for use and storage of poisons

Australian dental guidelines

Australian Dental Association (ADA)

See section 1.8. The Poisons Standard recognises hydrogen peroxide 3-6% and carbamide peroxide 9-18% as Schedule 5 substances requiring “Caution”, meaning that teeth whitening products containing up to these concentrations can be sold direct to consumers, as long as they are labelled with stipulated safety warnings.


This Interim Policy has been developed by the Dental Board of Australia (the Board) under section 39 of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act (National Law) as in force in each state and territory.

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