Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods New Licence Application

About this form

This form is to be used to apply for a licence under the Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 2008 (the Act).

A medicines and poisons licence is required by individuals or corporations to authorise dealings with a regulated substance when they are not otherwise authorised under legislation to deal with the regulated substance.

The applicant should be familiar with the Act and the Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008.

Opioid dependency treatment licence (pharmacist): The applicant should also be familiar with the National Guidelines for Medication-Assisted Treatment of Opioid Dependence (2014) and the training requirements that are outlined in the Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods (Guidelines for treatment of opioid dependency) Approval 2018 (No 1).

Failure to comply with ACT legislation renders a person liable to prosecution.


Licence type1 year2 years3 years
First-aid kit$256$512$768
Research and education program$41$82$123
Medicines wholesalers$426$852$1278
Pharmacy medicines rural communities$144$288$432
Dangerous poisons manufacturers$426$852$1278
Dangerous poisons suppliers$426$852$1278
Opioid dependency treatment (pharmacist)  $0$0$0

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Payments up to $10,000 can be made with either Visa or MasterCard.

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