Authority to Possess or Supply Schedule 8 or 9 Substances for the Purpose of Research, Instruction, Analysis or Treatment of Animals - New South Wales


You will need this authorisation if you intend to possess controlled drugs or prohibited substances (Schedule 8 or 9 substances) for the purpose of animal research, human research, analysis, instruction, treatment of animals, supply to authorised persons or other research.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, you must:

  • have suitable scientific qualifications
  • be in charge of a laboratory used for the purpose of analysis, research or instruction
  • complete all the questions on the application form and submit all the required documents
  • confirm that all persons who have access to the substances have never been convicted of a criminal offence.


As specified


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

Act(s) name

Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 New South Wales

Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 1966 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Drug Misuse and Trafficking Regulation 2021 New South Wales (Opens in new window)

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.

Administering agency

NSW Ministry of Health

Legal and Regulatory Services Branch

Pharmaceutical Regulatory Unit

Contact details

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