Licence Application Forms

Licences under the Poisons Act

Licences, permits and authorities are required for a number of activities including:

  • manufacture of substances included in Schedule 2, 3, 4, 8 and some Schedule 7 substances
  • wholesale supply of Schedule 2, 3, 4, 8 and some Schedule 7 substances
  • cultivation of alkaloid poppies and industrial hemp
    possession of certain drugs by nurses in remote areas
  • sale of some Schedule 2 substances through country stores which are more than 10 km from a pharmacy
  • possession of schedule 2, 3, and 4 for industrial, educational, advisory and research purposes
  • prescribing of Schedule 8 psychostimulants
  • possession of more than 5g of diazepam
  • prescribing and supply of clozapine
  • prescribing of clomiphene, retinoids, thalidomide etc
  • possession or use of certain Schedule 7 substances
  • possession of phenylacetic acid
  • exemptions from packaging and labelling standards
  • possession of approved first aid kits
  • prescribing of methadone for opioid maintenance
  • prescribing narcotic analgesics for more than two months
  • prescribing for opioid dependent patients

Application forms can be obtained by phoning (03) 6166 0400 or by emailing

Application forms for Doctors

License Applications for Wholesale Chemist and Country Stores

Methadone and Buprenorphine Administration forms for Pharmacies