Child-Resistant Packaging Requirements for Medicines - Australian Government


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

Responsibility for compliance of these requirements rests upon sponsors of medicines unless the packaging manufacturer is also the sponsor of the medicine.

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.

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.

Eligibility requirements

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

Act(s) name

Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Therapeutic Goods Regulations 1990 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Health and Aged Care

Therapeutic Goods Administration

Contact details

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