Poisons Standard - Australian Capital Territory


You must comply with this standard if you are a health professional or practitioner and you intend to prescribe or supply medications. The standard outlines the approved quantities and purposes of medications for prescription. This standard is also known as the Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons (SUSMP) and provides information on uniform:

  • scheduling of medicines and poisons
  • labelling and packaging requirements for poisons
  • controls on the availability and use of poisons.

The ACT adopts the latest version of the standard. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance 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

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Act(s) name

Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 2008 ACT

Administering agency

Health Directorate

Population Health Division

Contact details

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

Pharmaceutical Services

Population Health Division

Health Directorate

Operating address: Howard Florey Centenary House,
25 Mulley Street
Australian Capital Territory 2611
Mailing address: Locked Bag No.5005
Weston Creek
Australian Capital Territory 2611
Phone: 02 62073974
Fax: 02 32050997
Email: HealthACT@act.gov.au