Poisons Code - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this code if you deal with scheduled poisons, including prescription medicines, pharmacy-only medicines, drugs of dependence, and many household, industrial and agricultural chemicals.

This code contains:

  • a list of poisons
  • relevant provisions concerning labelling, storing, packaging or advertising from the Commonwealth government standard
  • a list of substances not for general sale by retail
  • a list of exemptions from Schedule 1 of the Poisons List and Schedules 2 to 9 of the Commonwealth standard.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources


Poisons Code - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

Administering agency

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

Drugs and Poisons Regulation

Mailing address:
GPO BOX 4541
Melbourne, Victoria 3001






https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/public-health/drugs-and-poisons Opens in a new browser window

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