Research Authorisation - Northern Territory


You will need this authorisation if you intend to undertake scientific or medical research on schedule 4 or schedule 8 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 you must satisfy the Chief Health Commissioner that the research:

  • has merit and is justified
  • is to be conducted using facilities and resources appropriate for research
  • cannot be carried out without the use of the substance
  • will be conducted at a place where there is adequate security to prevent unlawful use or removal of the substance from the place.


Up to three years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $67.00

One year. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $134.00

Two years. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $201.00

Three years. Fees for 2023-24


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.