1080 Poison Manufacture and Supply Licence - Victoria


You will require this authorisation if you intend to manufacture, wholesale or supply 1080 poison for pest animal baits.

Manufacturers of 1080 pest animal baits may supply the baits to others such as wholesalers, retailers or end users, depending on the type of manufacturing licence held.

1080 poisons contain compound sodium fluoro-acetate, included in the Schedule 7 poisons list. Manufacturers and suppliers must obtain a licence from Department of Health before they can legally purchase 1080 poison or engage in manufacture and sale or supply, or sale or supply, of 1080 pest animal baits.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

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 either:

  • be registered as a manufacturer by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Austhority (AVPMA) for manufacturing 1080 aqueous solution
  • hold a Commercial Operator Licence with vermin destroyer endorsement, and have completed the AgSafe Guardian online course 'Supply of Perishable 1080 Bait Products (using 1080 Aqueous Solution)' and the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) course 'Preparation of Perishable 1080 Pest Animal Bait Products (using 1080 Aqueous Solution)'.

You must also:

  • complete an application form
  • nominate a Responsible Person
  • allow an inspection of the premises
  • maintain a poisons control plan
  • undertake the required training course
  • submit all required documentation
  • pay any required fees.

Requirements may vary depending on your current manufacturing licence status.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Ongoing requirements include:

  • providing information and records as required by the agency
  • maintaining a poison control plan
  • complying with the Victorian Code of Practice for the Preparation of Perishable 1080 Pest Animal Bait Products (using 1080 Aqueous Solution).




Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $1188.80

Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Renewal All $261.60 Fees for 2017-18.
Apply Variation All $193.40 Fees for 2017-18.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Table of Fees: Drugs Poisons and Controlled Substances - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.
Comply All Guidance for Manufacturers and Suppliers of 1080 Pest Animal Baits (Opens in new window)
Comply All How to complete 1080 Application Form (Opens in new window)
Comply All Summary: Licence Scenarios and How to Apply for a 1080 Licence (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 VIC

Regulation(s) name

Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Regulations 2017 VIC

Lodgement process


Please lodge your completed application, including all documentation, directly with the Agency.

Approval time

Please allow at least six weeks.

Administering agency

Department of Health and Human Services

Drugs and Poisons Regulation

Contact details

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

Drugs and Poisons Regulation

Department of Health and Human Services

Phone: 1300 364 545
Fax: 1300 360 830
Email: dpcs@dhhs.vic.gov.au
Website: https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/public-health/drugs-and-poisons (Opens in new window)