Licence to Manufacture and Sell or Supply By Retail - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to manufacture and sell or supply any poison or controlled substance by retail. Special requirements apply to Schedule 7 substances as they have a high potential for causing harm to humans. These poisons include strychnine, cyanide and hazardous agricultural and veterinary chemicals.

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
  • allow the agency to inspect your business premises
  • 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.

Standing orders and 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.





Please consult the Table of Fees for information on fees to be submitted.

Approval time

Up to six weeks after the inspection of premises.

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





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