Licence to Sell by Retail - Schedule 2 Poisons - Western Australia

Service summary

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.

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;
  • 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.

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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