Australian Code of Good Wholesaling Practice for Medicines in Schedules 2, 3, 4 and 8 - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will be required to comply with the requirements listed in this code if you intend to sell medicines in wholesale amounts. The sale of medicines within Australia is restricted by a scheduling system that classifies types of medicines according to the potential risk and harm to persons caused by the supply of the medicine.

Wholesalers include persons or organisations including manufacturers, wholesalers, manufacturer's agents, importers and distributors who store and / or supply wholesale substances and medicines.

As well as complying with the requirements listed within this code of practice, medicine wholesalers must not

  • supply sample packs of a controlled medicine
  • supply medicines to someone that does not have authority to possess the medicine
  • store medicines outside of the recommended storage temperature range.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Health Directorate
Population Health Division

Act(s) name

Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 2008 (Australian Capital Territory)

Regulation(s) name

Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

Pharmaceutical Services
Health Directorate
Population Health Division


Operating address:
Howard Florey Centenary House,
25 Mulley Street
Holder
Australian Capital Territory 2611
Mailing address:
Locked Bag No.5005
Weston Creek
Australian Capital Territory 2611

Phone:

02 62073974

Fax:

02 32050997
HealthACT@act.gov.au

Supporting information

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