Authority to Obtain Cyanide or Other Highly Dangerous Substances - New South Wales


You will require this authority if you intend to obtain or use cyanide or another highly dangerous substance. These include:

  • arsenic
  • cyanides
  • fluoroacetamide
  • fluoroacetic acid
  • hydrocyanic acid
  • strychnine
  • thallium.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

If you intend to apply for this authority you must have experience, qualification or formal training in the handling of cyanides or other highly dangerous substances.


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Task Type Business Structure Description
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You do not need to pay any fees.

Act(s) name

Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 1966 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008 New South Wales

Application process


The processing time is dependent on all necessary information being available to the NSW Ministry of Health.

Approval time

Eligible applications are generally processed within 10 business days.

Additional information

The commencement, duration and expiry are stated in the authority.

Administering agency

NSW Ministry of Health

Legal and Regulatory Services Branch

Pharmaceutical Regulatory Unit

Contact details

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