Authority for Research, Analysis or Instruction - New South Wales


You will require this authorisation if you intend to possess addictive drugs or prohibited substances for the purpose of research, analysis or instruction. Full details of the substances considered to be addictive drugs and prohibited substances can be found in the Poisons List.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this authority you must:

  • Have suitable scientific qualifications;
  • Be in charge of a laboratory used for the purpose of analysis, research or instruction; and
  • Complete all the questions on the application form and submit all the required documents.

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


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Administering agency

NSW Ministry of Health

Legal and Regulatory Services Branch

Pharmaceutical Services

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.


Operating address: 73 Miller Street
North Sydney, New South Wales 2060
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 961
North Sydney, New South Wales 2059
Phone: 02 9391 9944
Fax: 02 9424 5860