You will be required to apply for a retailer licence, if you intend to sell pharmacy medicines for minor or temporary ailments. You must be at least 25km from a pharmacy, by road. You must also refer customers to health professionals for advice on using the medication safely.
If you are granted the licence, you may sell schedule 2 medicines, which can include:
- paracetamol liquid for children
- non-drowsy antihistamines
- certain cough and cold remedies.
You should talk to your local health clinic or other prescribers about the range of medicines you will stock. You should refer customers buying medicines to these services for advice.You should be wary of customers making frequent or big purchases.
If you have any further questions, please contact the department.