Licence to Manufacture Narcotic Drugs - Australian Government


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.  

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

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


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Act(s) name

Narcotic Drugs Act 1967 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Health and Aged Care

Office of Drug Control

Contact details

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