Authority to Prescribe a Drug of Addiction - New South Wales


You will require this authorisation if you intend to prescribe a drug of addiction to a patient. A drug of addiction is any substance that is classified a Schedule 8 substance in the agency's Poisons List.

Please note that there are a range of conditions that must be adhered to as part of this authorisation. 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 be an authorised practitioner, such as:

  • A medical practitioner;
  • A nurse;
  • A midwife;
  • A dentist; or
  • A veterinarian.

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


Authority expires at the end of each patients treatment.


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