Poisons Code - Victoria


You will require this code if you deal with scheduled poisons, including prescription medicines, pharmacy-only medicines, drugs of dependence, and many household, industrial and agricultural chemicals.

This code contains:

  • a list of poisons
  • relevant provisions concerning labelling, storing, packaging or advertising from the Commonwealth government standard
  • a list of substances not for general sale by retail
  • a list of exemptions from Schedule 1 of the Poisons List and Schedules 2 to 9 of the Commonwealth standard.

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

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Poisons Code - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

Administering agency

Department of Health and Human Services

Drugs and Poisons Regulation

Contact details

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Drugs and Poisons Regulation

Department of Health and Human Services

Phone: 1300 364 545
Fax: 1300 360 830
Email: dpcs@dhhs.vic.gov.au