Wholesale Dealers Licence - South Australia

Service summary

A licence to sell poisons by wholesale is required for all poisons (other than drugs of dependence).

Pharmacists who are registered under the Pharmacists Act 1991 and who sell poisons by way of wholesale dealing as part of normal professional practice at premises registered under the Pharmacists Act 1991 are exempt from licensing requirements.

The substances permitted for sale or supply are specified on the licence issued.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Licences may be issued to an individual or a company. Wholesale dealers or manufacturers with no South Australian address do not need to be licenced unless they have representatives based in, or who visit South Australia for sales purposes.


Annual or 3 yearly.


Various - See application form for fee details

Administering agency

Department of Health
SA Health

Act(s) name

Controlled Substances Act 1984 (South Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Controlled Substances (Poisons) Regulations 2011 (South Australia)

Contact details


Operating address:
Level 1, 11 Hindmarsh Square
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address:
PO Box 6
Rundle Mall
Adelaide SA 5000






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