Australian State & Territory regulatory controls on Schedule 7 poisons

Scheduling medicines & poisons

8 September 2014
State or Territory Permit, licence, authority required for person, business, institution to: Licence Premises Domestic can: Charges Exemptions Appendix J - Implementation notes
Obtain Use Sell Storage Obtain Use
QLD Yes, Appendix 7 of the Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996 Yes, Appendix 7 of the Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996 Yes Secured or specified by Chief Executive Yes, provided not listed in Appendix 7 of the Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996 Authorised only Yes, except strychnine and cyanide permits Certain exemptions for industrial, manufacturing uses and use in research Not by reference, however Appendix J provisions are largely mirrored in Appendix 7 of the Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996 Intent of Queensland legislation is not to impose restrictions on the use of Schedule 7 poisons in the industrial, manufacturing or research areas
NSW Yes Yes Yes In a room or enclosure to which the public does not have access. No No No Registered pesticides; scientific research; use for non-domestic purposes (other than highly dangerous substances) No
VIC Yes for listed regulated Schedule 7 poisons Yes for listed regulated Schedule 7 poison Wholesale for all Schedule 7 poisons Could for Schedule 7 poisons, but not for listed regulated Schedule 7 poisons Could for Schedule 7 poisons, but not for listed regulated Schedule 7 poisons Yes Non listed regulated Schedule 7 products may have controls under AgVet control of use legislation and dangerous goods legislation. No
TAS Yes (Appendix J) Yes (Appendix J) Yes (Appendix J) Yes (Appendix J) No No Wholesaler-Yes
User-No
(Appendix J)
If Dangerous Goods or pesticides permit issued Yes Restrictions only apply to Appendix J substances.
Non Appendix J Schedule 7 not for domestic use.
ACT Yes Yes Yes Specified by Minister No No No Registered Pesticides No N/A
NT Yes Yes Yes Yes No No $20 per annum for retail licence, $50 per annum for manufacturer or wholesaler, User Nil Yes
SA No* No* Yes Locked cage denying access to public No No Yes Yes** Not by reference, however Appendix J provisions are largely mirrored in section 22 of the Controlled Substances Act 1984.
WA Yes Yes Yes Specified groups eg primary producers Implemented where appropriate