Wholesale licence - poisons - Queensland


You require this licence to buy, possess and supply products which contain schedule 2, 3, 4, 7, or 8 hazardous poisons, primarily by wholesale.

Queensland manufacturing licence holders are deemed to also hold a wholesale licence for the poisons stated on their licence.

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
  • have a substance management plan (SMP) which identifies and addresses the risks associated with manufacturing the regulated poisons.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Wholesalers must ensure details of poisons sold by wholesale are recorded in an appropriate manner. Specifically, a high-risk poison register, which records all dealings in relation to high-risk poisons, must be established. The register may be electronic or paper based and must include details (e.g. date, name, form, strength and amount of poison, nature of dealing) to be able to reconcile the amount of poison received, applied, supplied or disposed of.


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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You can find the current fees here.

Application process


You can obtain this licence by completing the application form and submitting it with the appropriate fee and supporting documentation.

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.

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)