Licence to Manufacture and Sell or Supply by Wholesale - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to both manufacture and sell or supply by wholesale, any poisons or controlled substances. Poisons and controlled substances may only be supplied to people or businesses who are licensed or authorised to receive them by wholesale. Please refer to the poison and controlled substance schedules for further information on the types of restrictions that can apply.

A separate licence is required if you intend to manufacture and supply heroin by wholesale.

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 licence you must:

  • nominate a Responsible Person
  • maintain a Poisons Control Plan
  • allow an inspection of premise
  • submit all required documentation
  • pay the prescribed fees.

Ongoing requirements

It is an ongoing requirement of this approval that you abide by all industry legislation and codes of practice, and provide relevant records and information as required by the authority, including ongoing records that knowledge and expertise on drugs and poisons be maintained.

Poison control plans must be maintained. As a permit holder you will periodically be required to confirm compliance with the Poisons Control Plan and to submit for approval any proposed amendments to the Poisons Control Plan. You may also need to allow your premises to be inspected by the Agency.





Fees will vary according to the scheduled drugs - please consult the Table of Fees for details.



You must submit your application by mail to the Agency accompanied by the required fee.

Approval time

Up to six weeks after the inspection of premises.

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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