Health Services Permit - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to obtain and use poisons and controlled substances in the provision of health services. Health services include medical and dental surgeries, optometrists, pharmacies, hospitals, and respite, nursing or aged care facilities. This permit covers administering a Schedule 8 or 9 poison or a drug of dependence.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this permit you must:

  • correctly complete and submit an application form
  • complete and submit an application to nominate a responsible person
  • complete and maintain a Poisons Control Plan
  • pay the required fee.

Ongoing requirements

Ongoing requirements include developing and maintaining a Poisons Control Plan (PCP).





Fees will vary according to the type of health service - please consult the Table of Fees for details.



Please submit your application on the approved form, and all accompanying documentation directly to the Agency accompanied by the required fee.

Approval time

Please allow at least six weeks for the application process to commence. Processing time may be reduced substantially if there are no document errors and any identified deficiencies are rectified promptly.

Administering agency

Department of Health and Human Services
Drugs and Poisons Regulation

Act(s) name

Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Regulations 2006 (Victoria)

Contact details

Department of Health and Human Services
Drugs and Poisons Regulation


1300 364 545


1300 360 830

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