Cyanide permit - Queensland

Service summary

You require this permit to purchase, possess or use cyanide or use products containing cyanide.

Service type

Licence

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

Definition of terms

Cyanide

For Chapter 4, Part 2, cyanide means cyanide of potassium or sodium and any other inorganic salt of hydrocyanic acid that is a poison, but does not include ferricyanide salts and ferrocyanide salts.

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.

Transferability

This permit cannot be transferred.

Duration

This permit has a variable duration, depending on the specific requirement. Your permit cannot exceed two years.

Fees

No fees are payable for this permit.

Application

You can obtain this permit by completing the Cyanide permit application form 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 the premises to assess its suitability for cyanide use.


Additional information

If you propose to store cyanide, especially in large quantities in residential areas, you should contact the local council prior to applying for a permit. This is to establish whether any zoning restrictions apply. You will need to provide proof that zoning requirements are being or will be complied with when submitting your application.

Queensland Health will contact the Department of Natural Resources and Mines and the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection to ascertain the appropriateness of the issue of a cyanide permit if you intend to use or store cyanide at mine sites.

 

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

Enquiries from outside Queensland should be directed to
Queensland Health
Chief Health Officer Branch
Environmental Hazards

Mailing address:
PO BOX 2368
Fortitude Valley, Queensland 4006

Phone:

07 3328 9310

Website:

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