5.1 Intent to Apply form
The Intent to Apply form is mandatory for all major and minor submissions lodged for PBAC consideration. The Intent to Apply form (Part A of the Application Form for Submission Services) must be emailed to the PBAC Secretariat (refer to contact details in Appendix A) at least four weeks before the PBAC submission date. The department will reply by email within one business day to confirm receipt of the form.
A submission will not proceed to the PBAC if an Intent to Apply form is not submitted on or by the due date (lodgement dates are available on the PBAC calendar).
The only exceptions where an Intent to Apply form is not required is when:
- The department decides that progressing the application is necessary to address an urgent public health need; or
- The application is a minor resubmission to the immediate next PBAC meeting where the department has agreed by written notice given to the applicant that the Intent to Apply form is not required. Applicants who intent to lodge a minor resubmission should contact the PBAC Secretariat (refer to contact details in Appendix A) to obtain agreement from the department.
The Intent to Apply form provides the department with formal notice of submissions coming forward for PBAC consideration and will assist the department to plan for the upcoming PBAC meeting. The Intent to Apply form asks for vital information needed for departmental planning. Once the form is submitted, applicants cannot change the information in the form. If the applicant has made a minor administration error (for example, an error in the contact details), the applicant must email the PBAC Secretariat about the error so they can update the information.