Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons (SUSMP) - Western Australia

Service summary

You may be required to comply with this standard if you intend to store, supply or transport a poison.

The container in which the poison is stored, supplied or transported must comply with Part 2 of this standard. The container must also be labelled in accordance with Part 2 of the standard. Substances containing paint listed in the First, Second, or Third Schedule to Appendix 1 of this standard, must be manufactured, sold, and used according to the requirements of that appendix.

This standard classifies medicines and chemicals into Schedules for inclusion in the relevant legislation of the States and Territories. The SUSMP also includes model provisions about containers and labels, a list of products recommended to be exempt from those provisions, and recommendations about other controls on medicines and chemicals.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

 Resources
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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

Phone:

08 92226883

Fax:

08 92222463
poisons@health.wa.gov.au

Supporting information

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