Medicine and poison licenses and permits

Any individual or corporation requires a medicines and poisons licence to authorise or prescribe a regulated substance.

Individuals or businesses may apply for a licence or permit about a medicine or poison.

Please contact Pharmaceutical Services on 02 6205 0998 or email hps@act.gov.au for more information.

Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Licences

The following 6 licence varieties are available under a Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Licence form:

  1. First-aid kit licence

This licence may be required by registered nurses or ambulance paramedics to deal with scheduled medicines in administering first-aid to the community as part of their occupation.

  1. Research and Education program licence

This licence may authorise a person and their supervisor to deal with scheduled medicines as part of an academic program or research project.

  1. Medicines wholesalers licence

This licence may authorise a person to sell a licensed medicine by wholesale.

  1. Pharmacy medicines rural communities licence

This licence allows authorised persons to obtain, possess and sell licensed medicines to enable access to pharmacy products in rural and remote areas.

  1. Dangerous poisons manufacturers licence

This licence authorises a person to manufacture, possess and sell by wholesale an approved dangerous poison.

  1. Dangerous poisons suppliers licence

This licence authorises a person to obtain, possess and sell a licensed dangerous poison by purchase order.

Please see the information sheets for more information. You can submit your application for these licenses online.

Public Employee Permit

A public employee permit is needed for a public employee who requires authorisation to handle a regulated substance as part of their duties.

You can submit your application for a public employee permit online.

Page last updated on: 30 Sep 2018