You will need this licence if you intend to manufacture narcotic drugs. This includes:
- Taking a narcotic substance from a plant, like an opium poppy
- Obtaining a narcotic from a synthetic process
- Turning a substance into a narcotic drug, including transfers like morphine to codeine
- Refining and concentration of a drug.
Additionally, you may also need a licence from your State or Territory Government and / or the Therapeutic Goods Administration.