Licence to Obtain and Supply Poisons - Victoria


You will need this licence if you intend to access and (in some cases) supply a scheduled poison in Victoria. This licence must only be used for using the scheduled poisons for:

  • health services
  • research or industrial purposes
  • wholesale and manufacture.

The only poisons that may be used are:

  • Schedule 4
  • Schedule 8
  • Schedule 9.

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
  • have the required qualifications
  • have evidence that the poison will be stored in a secure manner
  • ensure your premises is suitable, sanitary and adequately equipped for your intended purposes.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All Please see the attached fee schedule.


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources Important
Apply 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

Six weeks

Administering agency

Department of Health

Medicines and Poisons Regulation

Contact details

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