Medicines Australia Code of Conduct - Australian Capital Territory


You will need to comply with the requirements listed in this code of conduct to sell medicines in wholesale amounts. This code of conduct outlines general guidelines for the sale of:

  • prescription medicines
  • over the counter medicines
  • pharmacy only medicines (behind the counter medicines).

As well as complying with the requirements listed within this code, medicine wholesalers must not:

  • supply sample packs of a controlled medicine
  • supply medicines to someone that does not have authority to possess the medicine
  • store medicines outside of the recommended storage temperature range.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources Important
Comply All Medicines Australia Code of Conduct - PDF (Opens in new window) Important

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.