Controlled Medicines Research and Education Program Licence - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to conduct research or educational programs that involve dealing with licensed controlled medicines, dangerous poisons, or prohibited substances.

Controlled medicines and prohibited substances include, but are not limited to:

  • opioids
  • benzodiazepines
  • barbiturates
  • amphetamines
  • methyl phenidate
  • phenyl acetic acid
  • kava
  • ammonium nitrate
  • anabolic steroids
  • thalidomide
  • growth hormones
  • all schedule 5 and 8 medicines
  • remedies for alcoholic, drug and tobacco habits.

The Agency has advised that they should be consulted in regards to any dealings with dangerous poisons.

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:

  • have completed the approved academic and professional qualifications
  • have the required knowledge, training and experience
  • provide an explanation and details of why you will require the use of these medicines
  • comply with any other requirements that may be set.


Up to 3 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $43.00 1 year. Fees for 2022-23
Apply Application All $86.00 2 years. Fees for 2022-23
Apply Application All $129.00 3 years. Fees for 2022-23


Act(s) name

Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 2008 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Health Directorate

Health Protection Service

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.