Child-Resistant Packaging Requirements for Medicines - Australian Government


You must comply with these requirements if you manufacture medicines of a level of toxicity that would be harmful if accidentally ingested by children.

These requirements do not apply to medicine that is:

  • packaged in bulk for dispensing purposes only
  • intended to be administered by injection
  • individually wrapped powder
  • homeopathic preparations
  • not a final stage of manufacture
  • intended for use in a hospital, nursing home or dental surgery.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) 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.

Act(s) name

Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 AG

Regulation(s) name

Therapeutic Goods Order No. 80 - Child-Resistant Packaging Requirements for Medicines 2008 AG

Administering agency

Department of Health

Therapeutic Goods Administration

Contact details

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Therapeutic Goods Administration

Department of Health

Operating address: 136 Narrabundah Lane
Australian Capital Territory 2609
Mailing address: TGA, PO Box 100
Australian Capital Territory 2606
Phone: 1800 020 653