Poisons Permit (Distribution of Samples) - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this permit if you act as the representative of a manufacturer or wholesaler of pharmaceuticals products and you intend to provide samples of poisons listed in Schedule 2, 3 and 4 of the Medicines and Poisons Act. Schedule 2, 3 and 4 poisons include pharmacy medicines, pharmacist only medicines, and prescription only medicines or prescription animal remedy.

This permit will authorise you to provide certain samples to any of the following persons:

  • A medical practitioner;
  • A nurse practitioner;
  • A veterinary surgeon;
  • A dentist;
  • A pharmacist; or
  • An authorised health practitioner.

Your permit will specify the manufacturer or wholesale supplier whom you represent. If you cease employment with that manufacturer or wholesale supplier, your permit will no longer be valid.

Other conditions will apply to your permit. 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 permit you must:

  • Be at least 21 years old;
  • Be of good character;
  • Be employed by a licensed manufacturer or wholesale dealer of poisons;
  • Provide a list of all addresses from which pharmaceutical samples will be obtained;
  • Provide a list of all the scheduled products you will distribute on behalf of your company;
  • Complete the relevant application form; and
  • Pay the required fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


1 or 3 years.



$132 (1 year) or $199 (3 years).


$57 (1 year) or $124 (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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