Poisons Code - Victoria


You will need 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.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

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Act(s) name

Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Regulations 2017 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Health and Human Services

Medicines and Poisons Regulation

Contact details

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Medicines and Poisons Regulation

Department of Health and Human Services

Mailing address: GPO BOX 4057
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Email: dpcs@dhhs.vic.gov.au
Website: Medicines and Poisons Regulation (Opens in new window)