Licence to Manufacture Medicinal Cannabis Products - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to manufacture products containing medicinal cannabis. You must hold both this licence and a Narcotic Drugs Licence before you may begin manufacture.

All goods produced containing medicinal cannabis extracts or ingredients must meet the standards set out under Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).

This licence allows for entry into agreements with domestic medicinal cannabis cultivators, or for supply by import from countries where the cultivation of medicinal cannabis is allowed at a Federal level.

Please note that you may require State or Territory licensing for certain aspects of the manufacturing site itself, though all licensing for medicinal cannabis is controlled at a Federal level.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To apply for this licence you must:

  • be a fit and proper person
  • follow the GMP guidelines
  • submit the required form
  • pay any prescribed fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



There are no fees at this time for a manufacture licence or permit.


Administering agency

Department of Health
Office of Drug Control

Act(s) name

Narcotic Drugs Act 1967 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Medicinal Cannabis Section
Department of Health
Office of Drug Control

Mailing address:
PO BOX 100
Woden, Australian Capital Territory 2606


02 6232 8433

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