Wholesale Dealers Licence - South Australia


A licence to sell poisons by wholesale is required for all poisons (other than drugs of dependence).

The substances permitted for sale or supply are specified on the licence issued.

Note: This does not include pharmacists who are registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (South Australia) Act 2010 and sells poisons by way of wholesale dealing as part of normal professional practice at premises registered under the Act.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Licences may be issued to an individual or a company. Wholesale dealers or manufacturers with no South Australian address do not need to be licenced unless they have representatives based in, or who visit South Australia for sales purposes.


Annual or 3 yearly.


2019-2020 fees:

Schedule 8 Poisons
$402 1 Year
$1206 3 Years

Schedule 4,7 Poisons
$206 (per poison) 1 Year
$618 (per poison) 3 Years

Schedule 2,3 Poisons
$102 (per poison) 1 Year
$306 (per poison) 3 Years

$515 (max fee not including Schedule 8) 1 Year
$1545 (max fee not including Schedule 8) 3 Years

$786 (max fee including Schedule 8) 1 Year
$2358 (max fee including Schedule 8) 3 Years.

Visa, MasterCard, Money Order, Cheque.


Other resources

Act(s) name

Controlled Substances Act 1984 South Australia

Regulation(s) name

Controlled Substances (Poisons) Regulations 2011 South Australia

Administering agency

SA Health

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:


Operating address: Level 1, 11 Hindmarsh Square
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address: PO Box 6
Rundle Mall
Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: 0882266000
Email: healthcontrolledsubstances@sa.gov.au
Website: http://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/contact+us (Opens in new window)