Australian Government accreditation of a voluntary product stewardship arrangement provides an avenue for recognising and encouraging excellence in product stewardship. Attaining accreditation communicates to the public that the arrangement has been independently assessed as credible by the Australian Government. Accreditation also provides assurance to the community that voluntary product stewardship arrangements are achieving real and effective outcomes. Accreditation is valid for a five year period. Accredited product stewardship arrangements are able to use the Product Stewardship logo as an indication of their Australian Government accredited status.