Licence to Sell Certain Substances From a Country Store - Tasmania


You will require this licence if you are not a pharmaceutical chemist and you intend to operate a country store that sells or supplies certain hazardous poisons, medicinal poisons or potent substances. This licence will only be issued to open shops that are situated at least 10 kilometres from the nearest pharmacy.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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 at least 18 years of age
  • be familiar with the provisions of current legislation
  • have a thorough understanding of the English language
  • be a fit and proper person.

You may be required to have the distance of your shop to the nearest pharmacy independently verified.

Please note that the applicant for this licence must be the person who will be responsible for the safe custody of the substances and for compliance with the requirements of current legislation.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Up to twelve months.


Licences expire on 31 December each year.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Licence All $40.50

Act(s) name

Poisons Act 1971 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Poisons Regulations 2018 Tasmania

Application process


You must support your application with a certificate from a medical practitioner, magistrate or mayor of the area that you intend to conduct your business certifying that you are a fit and proper to sell the substances covered by this licence. Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Lodgement process


You must lodge your initial application, supporting documentation and application fee by post.


You may renew your licence at any Service Tasmania outlet.

Administering agency

Department of Health and Human Services

Pharmaceutical Services

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:


Pharmaceutical Services

Department of Health and Human Services

Mailing address: GPO BOX 125
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 03 6166 0400
Fax: 03 6173 0820
Website: Pharmaceutical Services (Opens in new window)