Permit to Purchase Poisons (Industrial) - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to purchase poisons from a manufacturer or wholesale supplier for an industrial purpose. An industrial purpose includes undertaking any of the following activities:

  • Mining;
  • Hobbies;
  • Electroplating;
  • Jewellery / stained glass;
  • Chlorination of swimming pools / water supplies;
  • Laboratory analysis use; and
  • Any other industrial purpose.

Your permit will specify the types of poisons which you are authorised to use. The poison must only be used for the purpose stated on the 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;
  • Ensure that the person responsible for purchasing the poisons has the qualifications and experience required under the regulations;
  • Complete the relevant application form; and
  • Pay the required fees.

Other eligibility requirements may apply, including relevant qualifications, depending on the industrial purpose for which you intend to use the poison. For example, you must have completed a relevant pool-managers course certificate to obtain a permit to purchase chlorine gas for swimming pools. Please consult the Contact Officer for further information.


1 or 3 years.


30 June.



Fees vary. Please see application form for details.

Other resources

Approval time

Approximately 10 working days.

Administering agency

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

Act(s) name

Poisons Act 1964 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Poisons Regulations 1965 (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 92226883


08 92222463

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