Certificate of Registration as a Poisons Wholesaler - Northern Territory


You will need this registration if you intend to be registered to stock and sell certain medicines and poisons by wholesale in the Northern Territory. This includes poisons for therapeutic use, poisons restricted to medical, dental or veterinary prescription or supply, hazardous poisons, poisons requiring special precautions or those for which restrictions recommended for drugs of dependence apply.

If you are granted a certificate of registration, you can supply medicines and poisons to:

  • medical practitioners
  • dentists
  • veterinarians
  • pharmacists
  • retailers licensed to sell Schedule 2 or 7 substances
  • holders of medical kit authorisations.

You must see a person's authorisation or be satisfied they are authorised before you supply them. They should give you a signed written order. This authorisation does not allow you to supply medicines or poisons to a person with a prescription, you must direct them to a pharmacy.

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 be a suitable person to hold the licence and provide:

  • a plan and description of your premises and the security measures
  • information about how your records will be kept
  • details of how you will check stock.


Up to three years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $62.00

Fees for 2021-22

Apply Licence All $124.00

Fees for 2021-22

Administering agency

Department of Health

Medicines and Poisons Control

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Medicines and Poisons Control

Department of Health

Northern Territory
Operating address: Manunda Place
Floor 5
38 Cavenagh Street
Darwin, Northern Territory 0800
Mailing address: PO BOX 40596
Casuarina, Northern Territory 0811
Phone: 08 8922 7341
Fax: 08 8922 7200
Email: poisonscontrol@nt.gov.au
Website: Medicines and Poisons Control (Opens in new window)