Licence to Sell or Supply by Retail - Victoria


You will require this licence if you intend to sell or supply poisons or controlled substances by retail. This licence does not authorise you to manufacture poisons or controlled substances. Schedule 2 poisons are the most common poisons and controlled substances sold by retail. These substances are for therapeutic use, including certain pain relief medications, cough mixtures and travel sickness preparations, which may require advice from a pharmacist for safe use.

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:

  • Nominate a Responsible Person;
  • Allow the agency to inspect your retail premises;
  • Submit all required documentation; and
  • Pay the prescribed fees.




Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees may vary. Please consult the Table of Fees for further information.

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.

Act(s) name

Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 VIC

Regulation(s) name

Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Regulations 2017 VIC

Lodgement process


Your application must be in the approved form and mailed to the Agency accompanied by the required fee.

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
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