Strychnine permit - Queensland


You require this permit to purchase, possess or use strychnine.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Before submitting your application you should have an understanding of the obligations detailed in Chapter 4 - Part 2 of the Health (Drugs & Poisons) Regulations 1996.


This permit has a variable duration depending on the specific requirement, up to two years.


No fees are payable for this permit.

Other resources

Application process

You can obtain this licence by completing the Application to Chief Executive for a strychnine permit and submitting it to the agency at the address specified.

The agency will conduct searches to ascertain your acceptability as an applicant for this permit. The agency may also conduct an inspection of your property to assess its suitability for strychnine use.


This permit cannot be transferred.

Additional information

The quantity of strychnine being applied for in the permit will be scrutinised by the agency to ensure that the quantity is not in excess of that needed for the stated purpose.

The agency will contact the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy to ascertain the appropriateness of the issue of a strychnine permit.

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.


Public Health Regulation and Licensing

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)