Authorisation to Manufacture, Obtain, Possess, Sell or Supply Prescribed Dangerous Poisons - Tasmania


You will need to be authorised if you intend to manufacture, obtain, possess, sell or supply prescribed dangerous poisons.

Please refer to Appendix J of the poisons standard in the resources section below for a full list of prescribed dangerous poisons.

Certain conditions may relate to the granting of this authorisation, including:

  • the quantity of the prescribed poison
  • storage and security requirements for the prescribed poison
  • disposal of the prescribed poison.

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 authorisation, you must:

  • be a fit and proper person
  • provide evidence of your legitimate need for the authorisation.

If you intend to apply as a body corporate, you must ensure your officers must be fit and proper people.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $112.20

Fees for 2024-25

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All The Poisons Standard (the SUSMP) (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Poisons Act 1971 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Poisons Regulations 2018 Tasmania

Approval time

Initial applications are assessed within 4-8 weeks but may be longer if additional information and/or a site visit is required. Subsequent uncomplicated and routine applications are assessed within 1-2 weeks.

Administering agency

Department of Health

Pharmaceutical Services Branch

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.