Lab Glass & The Law - GUIDE ONLY

Below are the Historic Regulations for Glassware in Australia as of 2016

To avoid updates, please use the current Legislation portal

https://www.legislation.gov.au/ for the current rulings in your Area.

Queensland

EUD's for the following items must be sent to Commissioner of Police before item is sent.
No exceptions for business or account customers.
Eud's are kept for 2 years, and then discarded.

condenser

  • condenser means a cooling device for converting gases or vapors to liquid or solid form distillation head
  • fits on top of a reaction vessel or a vessel that serves the same purpose as a reaction vessel; and
  • connects to a condenser; and
  • is suitably angled to allow vapor to flow downward into a collection vessel.

heating mantle

  • a device designed or adapted to heat a reaction vessel or a vessel that serves the same purpose as a reaction vessel.
  • Reaction vessel, including a reaction vessel under repair or a modification of a reaction vessel

reaction vessel

  • No formal definition given. But common and reasonable sense relates this to any vessel that a reaction, (ie a change in molecular structure) of a compound that HAS taken place in. And also the technical name for an item called a Reaction Vessel, which is a flask with a large opening, that requires a lid, that contains joints.

My thoughts. This would mean all round and flat bottom flasks do not require an EUD, unless they are to be used to perform reactions in. ie. Steam distillation would be acceptable, without requiring an EUD. I assume the act is referring to the actual product, called a reaction vessel. Unfortunately, the act contains no formal definition, therefore leaving it hard to fully understand.

rotary evaporator 

splash heads and Still heads

 

New South Wales

EUD's are required for the following items.

- unless the receiver has an account at our website, and makes payment through it, and supplies current photo ID or passport or Drivers Licence. 

Eud's and Sales of the following items are stored at sciencesupply only, and are made available to Law enforcement on request only and are kept for 2 years 

                 

  • condenser - joint size b19 or greater.
  • Round bottom reaction flask (capacity 500ml or greater) Condenser (joint size B19 or greater)
  • Splash head
  • Distillation head
  • Heating mantle (capacity 500ml or greater)
  • Rotary evaporator              
  • Notes: NSW law does not offer definitions of the above items.

 

Victoria

EUD's are required for the following items.

- unless the receiver has an account at our website, and makes payment through it, and supplies current photo ID or passport or Drivers Licence. 

Eud's and Sales of the following items are stored at sciencesupply only, and are made available to Law enforcement on request only and are kept for 2 years

   

  • condenser - joint size b19 or greater.
  • Round bottom reaction flask (capacity 500ml or greater)
  • Condenser (joint size B19 or greater)
  • Splash head
  • Distillation head
  • Heating mantle (capacity 500ml or greater)
  • Rotary evaporator
  • Notes: VIC law does not offer definitions of the above items.

 

Western Australia

EUD's are required for the following items.

- unless the receiver has an account at our website, and makes payment through it, and supplies current photo ID or passport or Drivers Licence. A written order (sent via email) is also required if no EUD is to be filled.

Eud's and Sales of the following items are stored at sciencesupply only, and are faxed to Law enforcement and are kept for 5 years.

 

  • condenser - joint size b19 or greater.
  • Round bottom reaction flask (capacity 500ml or greater)
  • Condenser (joint size B19 or greater)
  • Splash head
  • Heating mantle (capacity 500ml or greater)
  • Rotary evaporator
  • Northern Territory, ACT, TAS and South Australia
  • No acts or regulations on glassware..
  • Although a good reason is needed for their possession.

SA, NT & TAS residents do not require and EUD or ID, for glassware purchases.

If ID is provided when purchasing from the website, only QLD customers require an EUD.
All documents can be emailed after purchase.

EUD is here.