Licence to Supply Schedule 2 Substances from a Retail Shop - New South Wales


You will need this licence if you intend to operate a retail store that will sell or supply any substance that is classified as a Schedule 2 substance in the Poisons List.

Schedule 2 substances are also referred to as 'Pharmacy Medicine'. They are available from pharmacies and other licenced retailers in rural areas where there are no pharmacies nearby. Many painkillers and products used to treat minor conditions are considered Schedule 2 substances.

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 licence, you must:

  • be a fit and proper person
  • trade from a premises that is at least 20 kilometres away from the nearest pharmacy.


31 March each year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $90.00

Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $90.00

Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 1966 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008 New South Wales

Approval time

1 week

Administering agency

NSW Ministry of Health

Legal and Regulatory Services Branch

Pharmaceutical Regulatory Unit

Contact details

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