Permit to Manufacture, Supply or Wholesale Poisons - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to procure, manufacture or supply a poison. A poison is defined as any substance which is included in the Schedules of the Medicines and Poisons Act.

Manufacture means the processes of packaging, refining, manipulating and mixing any poison. It also covers repacking poisons into smaller or different sized quantities or containers. Wholesale means to sell or supply to authorised people for resale, and/or to supply in wholesale quantities to authorised professions or industries for the purpose of their profession or industry but not for resale.

The poisons listed on your licence can only be supplied to authorised persons such as medical practitioners, veterinary surgeons, pharmaceutical chemists, or to holders of a poisons licence or permit specifying that poison. Your licence authorises you to supply only those poisons listed on it. Before any other poisons are supplied a written approval must be obtained. Your licence does not permit the retail sale or supply of poisons unless specifically endorsed to do so.

Please consult the Contact Officer for further information.

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:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Provide the name and qualifications of the person who will be responsible for purchasing and manufacturing the poisons;
  • Provide the name, qualifications, and experience of the person supervising the operation (where the manufacturing operation is sufficiently large that you will be absent from the premises from time to time);
  • Complete the relevant application form; and
  • Pay any required fees.

Please note that the persons responsible for purchasing, manufacturing, and supervising the poisons must possess appropriate qualifications and experience. Please consult the Contact Officer for further information on these requirements.


1 or 3 years.



$726 (1 year) or $1120 (3 years).


$233 (1 year) or $564 (3 years).

Approval time

Approximately 10 working days.

Administering agency

Department of Health
Public Health
Disaster Management, Regulation and Planning Directorate

Act(s) name

Medicines and Poisons Act 2014 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Medicines and Poisons Regulations 2016 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Enquiries, Pharmaceutical Services Branch
Department of Health
Public Health
Disaster Management, Regulation and Planning Directorate

Operating address:
189 Royal Street
East Perth
Western Australia 6004
Mailing address:
PO BOX 8549
Perth Business Centre, Western Australia 6849


08 9222 6883


08 9222 2463

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