Poisons Standard - Australian Government


You may be required to comply with this standard if you intend to work with poisons and medicines. The standard consists of decisions regarding the classification of medicines and poisons into Schedules for inclusion in the relevant legislation of the States and Territories. The standard aims to promote uniform scheduling of substances and uniform labelling and packaging requirements throughout Australia.

The standard:

  • establishes requirements for containers and labelling
  • recommends other controls regarding drugs and poisons.

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.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Poisons Standard 2023 (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Health and Aged Care

Therapeutic Goods Administration

Contact details

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