Stockfeed Manufacturers Permit - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this permit if you operate as a stockfeed manufacturer and you intend to sell stockfeed mixtures containing an antibiotic or sulphonamide listed under Schedule 4 of the Medicines and Poisons Act. Your permit will specify the Schedule 4 poisons you are authorised to use, and any limits on the quantity or composition of the stockfeed mixtures you may sell.

Please note that stockfeed containing Schedule 4 substances such as antibiotics may only be prepared and supplied on receipt of a valid order from the customer. This order must be written and signed by a veterinary surgeon registered in Western Australia. The stockfeed is to be manufactured in accordance with this signed order and the quantity prepared must be as specified on the signed order. The prepared stockfeed may only be supplied to the person specified on the signed order.

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 a fit and proper person to hold a permit;
  • Ensure that the premises on which the antibiotics are to be stored and used in the preparation of stockfeed must be suitable in terms of security and kept at the temperature stipulated on the label of the antibiotics you intend to store;
  • List the antibiotics you will require;
  • Complete the relevant application form; and
  • Pay the required fees.

In addition, the person who will be responsible for purchasing and using these poisons must be qualified or experienced within the meaning of the Poisons Regulations 1965 to handle poisons and must be present on the site or premises. If they have no formal qualifications, a written outline of their experience in the area of manufacturing or handling poisons will be required. A minimum of five years experience working in an area similar to the area of the application will be required.


As prescribed by the permit.



1 year: $174; 3 years: $260.


1 year: $82; 3 years: $165.

Other resources

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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