Certificate of Registration as a Poisons Wholesaler - Northern Territory


You must apply for this certificate of 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.

You may only supply the medicines specified in the authorisation or licence for retailers and medical kit holders.

When supplying retailers, it is your responsibility to make sure their licence is current. Retailers do not need a licence to sell Schedule 5 and 6 substances.

If you require further information, please contact the department.

Service type


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


1, 2 0r 3 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $60.00

Fees for 2020-21.

Apply Licence All $121.00 Fees for 2020-21.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Wholesaler Registration (Opens in new window)

Additional information

You must not supply medicines or poisons to a person with a prescription. This includes prescriptions from:

  • doctors
  • nurse practitioners
  • dentists
  • veterinarians
  • optometrists
  • podiatrists

You should tell people with descriptions to go to the pharmacy.

If you require any further information, please contact the department.

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

Operating address: 2nd Floor
Casuarina Plaza
Casuarina NT 0810
Mailing address: Attention: Medicine & Poisons Control
PO Box 40596
Casuarina NT 0811
Phone: 08 8922 7341
Fax: 08 8922 7200
Email: poisonscontrol@nt.gov.au
Website: Medicines and Poisons Control (Opens in new window)