Strychnine permit - Queensland

Service summary

You require this permit to purchase, possess or use strychnine.

Service type


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

Definition of terms


For Chapter 4, Part 2 means strychnine as an S7 poison.

Eligibility requirements

Before submitting your application you should have an understanding of the obligations detailed in Chapter 4 - Part 2 of the Health (Drugs & Poisons) Regulations 1996.


This permit cannot be transferred.


This permit has a variable duration depending on the specific requirement, up to two years.


No fees are payable for this permit.


You can obtain this licence by completing the Application to Chief Executive for a strychnine permit and submitting it to the agency at the address specified.

The agency will conduct searches to ascertain your acceptability as an applicant for this permit. The agency may also conduct an inspection of your property to assess its suitability for strychnine use.

Additional information

The quantity of strychnine being applied for in the permit will be scrutinised by the agency to ensure that the quantity is not in excess of that needed for the stated purpose.

The agency will contact the Department of Natural Resources and Mines to ascertain the appropriateness of the issue of a strychnine permit.

Administering agency

Queensland Health
Chief Health Officer Branch
Environmental Hazards

Act(s) name

Health Act 1937 (Queensland)

Regulation(s) name

Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996 (Queensland)

Contact details

Queensland Health
Public Health Regulation and Licensing

Mailing address:
PO Box 2368
Fortitude Valley
Queensland 4006


07 3328 9310


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