You will require this licence if you live in a remote area and you intend to sell by retail any drug listed as a Schedule 2 poison. Sell by retail means sell or supply products individually or in small quantities to consumers.
Schedule 2 poisons are medicines that are labelled pharmacy medicines. They are normally sold by retail from pharmacies as their sale may typically require advice from a pharmacist. Your licence authorises you to purchase Schedule 2 medicines from a wholesaler and sell them by retail from your place of business.
It does not authorise you to sell or supply medicines in any other poisons schedules (such as Schedule 3 medicines labelled Pharmacist Only medicine which require the personal involvement of a pharmacist in the sale).
Should a pharmacy open within 25km of your business in the future, your Schedule 2 retail licence may be cancelled. Please consult the Contact Officer for further information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this licence you must:
- Be at least 21 years old;
- Operate a country store which is located more than 25km away from a retail pharmacy;
- Complete the relevant application form; and
- Pay any required fees.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
1 or 3 years (as elected by the applicant).
30 June following the issue or 3 years after the date of issue.
1 year: $132; 3 years: $199.
1 year: $57; 3 years: $124.
Approximately 10 working days.
Department of Health
Disaster Management, Regulation and Planning Directorate
Poisons Act 1964 (Western Australia)
Poisons Regulations 1965 (Western Australia)
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