Permit to Purchase Poisons (Educational, Advisory or Research) - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to purchase poisons from a manufacturer or wholesale supplier for educational, advisory, or research purposes. This includes the purchase of poisons for use in research in a tertiary institution.

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 more 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 will need to verify that the permit is for bona fide educational, advisory or research purposes.

Use is limited to qualified personnel or staff under their direct supervision. The poisons listed may only be used for the purpose stated on the permit by the permit holder or persons under their direction. They may not be supplied or resold.

The granting of a permit to a new business and/or new permit holder is not automatic and assessment of relevant experience and qualifications is taken into account. Please consult the information and application documents for further details.


1 to 3 years.



$132 (1 year) or $199 (3 years).


$57 (1 year) or $124 (3 years).

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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