Information for Television and Computer Manufacturers and Importers - Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

Who are 'liable parties' under the Scheme?

Companies who manufacture televisions, printers and computer products and or import televisions, computers, printers and computer products over a certain volume each financial year are identified as liable parties under the Scheme.

Those companies identified as liable parties are sent written notification from the Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. Notification will be issued to identified liable parties at the start of each financial year.

What are the obligations of liable parties?

A liable party's primary obligation is to become a member of an approved co-regulatory arrangement. Co-regulatory arrangements have an administrator who is responsible for ensuring that the arrangement meets the outcomes required by the Regulations, including collecting and recycling televisions and computers.

Will penalties apply to liable parties who fail to meet their obligations?

Under the Product Stewardship Act 2011, substantial civil penalties can apply if a liable party fails to meet its obligation to become a member of an approved co-regulatory arrangement.