Health Service Permit - Western Australia


You will require this permit if you are a heath service and will be purchasing medication for the treatment of patients of your health service. A health service is a service that maintains, improves, restores or manages the physical and mental health and well-being of people.

You must nominate a person to have overall responsibility for each premises that is included on the permit. If an individual will hold the permit on behalf of the health service, they can also be the person nominated as having overall responsibility at any or all of the premises. Individual applicants and persons nominated to have overall responsibility for a premises must be registered through the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency and have authority to possess and administer scheduled medicines under the Medicines and Poisons legislation. Suitable applicants include:

  • medical practitioners
  • registered nurses
  • midwives
  • endorsed podiatrists
  • endorsed optometrists.

Individual applicants and persons nominated to have overall responsibility for a premises must complete a Personal Information Form: Identification, Fitness and Probity. If the permit is to be issued to a partnership, or body corporate, each partner or corporate officer must complete the personal information form.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.


1 year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $204.00 -
Apply Licence All $153.00 -
General Miscellaneous All $41.00 Issue of replacement permit
Vary Variation All $82.00 -

Act(s) name

Medicines and Poisons Act 2014 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Medicines and Poisons Regulations 2016 Western Australia

Application process


A renewal application will be mailed to your postal address 2 months prior to expiry.

Additional information

To ensure a timely decision about your application please:

  • complete all required sections of the application
  • attach all requested documentation
  • ensure you complete a Personal Information Form for the applicant and any persons nominated to have responsibility for a premises
  • ensure any copies of original identification documents have been certified
  • respond to requests from the Department for additional information as soon as possible
  • make sure appropriate staff are available if the Department needs to conduct a premises inspection.

Administering agency

Department of Health

Medicines and Poisons Regulation Branch

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Medicines and Poisons Regulation Branch

Department of Health

Mailing address: Perth Business Centre
PO BOX 8172
Perth, Western Australia 6000
Phone: 08 9222 6883