You will need this authorisation if you intend to possess drugs for non-medical purposes, this includes:
- dangerous poisons - Schedule 7
- prescription only medicines - Schedule 4
- controlled drugs - Schedule 8.
People who may need to use scheduled medicines include: rangers, researchers or animal control officers. People who may need to use dangerous poisons include: power and water workers, welders or mine workers.
Only the authorised person or somebody under their direct supervision can use the medicines or poisons. You can only use the medicines or poisons for the purpose stated.
You will not require authorisation to use schedule 5 or 6 substances.