Authority to Prescribe Certain Restricted Substances - New South Wales


You will require this authority if you want to prescribe the following restricted substances:

  • acitretin
  • clomiphene / clomifene
  • cyclofenil
  • dinoprost
  • dinoprostone
  • etretinate
  • follitropin beta
  • isotretinoin for oral use
  • luteinising hormone
  • tretinoin for oral use
  • urofollitrophin.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

A medical practitioner registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).


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Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

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 proceed within 10 business days.

Additional information

Veterinary practitioners are not required to have this authority to prescribe the aforementioned restricted substances.

Administering agency

NSW Ministry of Health

Legal and Regulatory Services Branch

Pharmaceutical Regulatory Unit

Contact details

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