Guidelines that permit the general use of Doxall™ sanitisers can be found on the TGA website. Here are excerpts from that website that may be helpful:

Hand sanitisers: Information for manufacturers, suppliers and advertisers

This information is intended to help manufacturers, suppliers and advertisers of hand sanitisers to understand their regulatory obligations under therapeutic goods legislation. Specifically, this information covers:
  • hand sanitisers that are excluded from TGA regulation because they meet specified formulation, manufacturing, labelling and advertising requirements
  • hand sanitisers that are excluded from TGA regulation because they are cosmetics
  • hand sanitisers that are regulated as therapeutic goods by the TGA
  • advertising requirements for hand sanitisers.

Hand sanitisers that are regulated as therapeutic goods must be approved by the TGA before they are supplied, while hand sanitisers that are excluded from TGA regulation (either because they meet the specified requirements or because they are cosmetics) do not require TGA approval before they are supplied. All hand sanitisers are subject to advertising requirements.
If you are looking for information about using and buying hand sanitisers as a consumer, please visit the TGA website Hand sanitisers: Information for consumers.

Hand sanitisers and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a marked increase in the production of hand sanitisers and the promotion of these products. Claims about hand sanitisers such as 'for use in clinics and hospitals', 'effective against viruses' or 'helps to reduce the transmission of COVID-19' are all therapeutic use claims. Products that make therapeutic use claims are therapeutic goods and are required to be included in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG), unless subject to an exemption that excludes them from regulation.

Hand sanitisers may be excluded from regulation either because:

  • they meet specified formulation, manufacturing, labelling and advertising requirements
  • they are 'general consumer products' (cosmetics).

Hand sanitisers that are excluded from TGA regulation because they are cosmetics

Hand sanitisers, or antibacterial skin preparations, are considered to be 'general consumer products' (cosmetics) and are not regulated by the TGA if:
  • they contain only low-risk ingredients (i.e. does not contain a substance included in Schedules 2, 3, 4 or 8 of the Poisons Standard)
  • the therapeutic claims about the product are limited (for example, kills 99.9% of bacteria).