Licence to Manufacture and Sell or Supply By Retail - Victoria


You will need this licence if you intend to manufacture, sell or supply any poison or controlled substance by retail.

Special requirements apply to Schedule 7 substances as they have a high potential for causing harm to humans. These poisons include strychnine, cyanide and hazardous agricultural and veterinary chemicals.

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 fit and proper person
  • nominate a Responsible Person
  • ensure your premises is suitable, sanitary and adequate equipped for manufacture and retail sale
  • allow the agency to inspect your business premises.

Your premises must be located at least 25 kilometres away from the nearest pharmacy business.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

It is an ongoing requirement of this approval that you abide by all industry legislation and codes of practice, and provide relevant records and information as required by the authority, including ongoing records that knowledge and expertise on drugs and poisons be maintained.

Standing orders and poison control plans must be maintained. As a permit holder you will periodically be required to confirm compliance with the Poisons Control Plan and to submit for approval any proposed amendments to the Poisons Control Plan. You may also need to allow your premises to be inspected by the Agency.




Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please consult the fee schedule for information on fees to be submitted.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources Important
Common All Medicines and Poisons - Licence and Permit Fees Schedule (Opens in new window) Important

Act(s) name

Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Regulations 2017 Victoria

Lodgement process


Please submit your application on the approved online form to the Agency accompanied by the required fee.

Approval time

Up to six weeks after the inspection of premises

Administering agency

Department of Health

Medicines and Poisons Regulation

Contact details

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