General approval - poisons - Queensland


You will need this approval if you intend to buy, use, possess and dispose of regulated poisons for a specific purpose that is not authorised under any other licenses. General approvals are available in the following categories:

  • regulated substances - S2, S3, S4, S7, S8, S9, S10 substances for non-therapeutic use
  • authorised biosecurity and nature conservation officers
  • commercial baiting
  • cyanide
  • research, analysis and teaching at university
  • research and analysis at a commercial laboratory
  • manufactured low-risk fluoroacetic acid baits
  • restricted S7 poison state and local government entity
  • landholders.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.


Up to three years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Fees will vary depending upon your circumstances. You can find the current fees here.

Approval time

Up to 90 days

Administering agency

Queensland Health

Chief Health Officer Branch

Environmental Hazards

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:

Environmental Hazards Unit

Environmental Hazards

Chief Health Officer Branch

Queensland Health

Mailing address: PO BOX 2368
Fortitude Valley, Queensland 4006
Phone: 07 3328 9310
Website: Public Health Units contact details (Opens in new window)