Opioid Detoxification Licence - Australian Capital Territory


You will need to apply for this licence if you intend to operate a private centre offering opioid detoxification services to patients using opioid antagonists. Opioid detoxification centres provide rapid detoxification, which is the process of accelerating withdrawal from heroin (or other opioids) by the administration of an opioid antagonist.

This licence is needed for the provision of both:

  • methadone
  • buprenorphine.

Please be aware that hospitals do not need this licence.

Please use the contact details below to find out 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 licence you must be an individual or a private organisation.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Public Health Act 1997 Australian Capital Territory

Application process


You need to submit a completed and signed application form providing:

  • details about your intended opioid detoxification clinic
  • details about the premises that you intend to operate your clinic from
  • a detailed sketch plan showing the layout of all fixtures, fittings, appliances and any other equipment to be installed on the premises.

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Public Health Officers

Health Protection Service

Health Directorate

Operating address: Howard Florey Centenary House
25 Mulley Street
Holder, Australian Capital Territory 2611
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 5005
Weston Creek, Australian Capital Territory 2611
Phone: 02 5124 9700
Fax: 02 5124 5554
Email: hps@act.gov.au
Website: Health Protection Service (Opens in new window)