Scheduling of medicines & poisons

Scheduling is a national classification system that controls how medicines and chemicals are made available to the public. Medicines and chemicals are classified into Schedules according to the level of regulatory control over the availability of the medicine or chemical, required to protect public health and safety.


  • Scheduling basics
    What is scheduling of medicines and poisons, background and general information
  • The Poisons Standard (the SUSMP)
    The Poisons Standard consists of decisions regarding the classification of drugs and poisons into Schedules for inclusion in the relevant legislation of the States and Territories
  • Public notices about scheduling
    Public notices about scheduling medicines and chemicals, including delegate's decisions, updates and advisory committee notices.
  • State/Territory scheduling information
    State and Territory Governments classify the vast majority of drugs and poisons in accordance with the Poisons Standard.

Scheduling committees

Current committees

Historical committees

Contact details for enquiries about scheduling of medicines or poisons

If your enquiry is not about scheduling of medicines or poisons, see: Contact the TGA