Wholesale licence - medicines - Queensland


You will need this licence to buy, possess or supply medicines and prohibited substances by wholesale for therapeutic use.

Applicable medicines are outlined in schedule 2, 3, 4 and 8 of the Commonwealth Poisons Standard. Similarly, relevant prohibited substances are those listed in schedules 9 or 10 of the Poisons Standard.

A wholesale licence is a licence that authorises the holder to carry out the following regulated activities with a regulated substance stated in the licence:

  • Buying stock of the regulated substances stated in the licence.
  • Possession of the regulated substances at the premises stated in the licence.
  • Possession of the regulated substances for transportation to a place where a person is authorised, or where it is not unlawful for a person, to possess the substances.
  • Supply of the regulated substances by wholesale to:
    • a. if the licence states a class of persons to whom the substances may be supplied - a person who is a member of the class
    • b. otherwise - a person who is authorised, or for whom it is not unlawful, to carry out a regulated activity with the regulated substances.
  • Disposal of waste from the regulated substances

Wholesalers may also apply for an approval to wholesale prohibited S9 and S10 substances.

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 2 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Approval time

Up to 90 days

Administering agency

Queensland Health

Healthcare Approvals and Regulation Unit

Contact details

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