Manufacturing licence - poisons - Queensland


You require this licence if you intend to manufacture, buy, possess, supply primarily by wholesale, and dispose of, waste from the final manufactured product and related substances. This includes schedule 2, 3, 4, 7, or 8 hazardous poisons. See the 'Poison Standard' attached in resources for further information of what schedule a poison is categorized within.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • be a suitable person to hold the licence
  • ensure that adequate physical or electronic security measures are implemented while storing high-risk poisons.
  • have a substance management plan (SMP) which identifies and addresses the risks associated with manufacturing the regulated poisons.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

The holder of a manufacturing licence is required to keep batch manufacturing records which include details of:

  • materials
  • procedures and controls used in manufacturing the batch of poisons
  • tests carried out during the processing of the final product
  • tests for shelf life.


This licence remains in effect for 12 months from the day it is granted. A renewal notice will be issued to you annually.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Application process


You can obtain this licence by completing the 'Medicines and poisons: manufacture and wholesale licence form' and submitting it with the appropriate fee and supporting documentation. The form provides instructions about what to include with your application and the basic fee schedule.

Before approval is granted an inspection of your business premises may be conducted to ensure that it complies with the requirements set out in the Act.


This licence cannot be transferred.

Additional information

The holder of a manufacturing licence who operates from multiple sites may request one licence covering all sites, rather than having separate licences for each site. The licence fee will be calculated based on the number of sites under the licence.

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

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)