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Drugs and Poisons Controls in Victoria

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COAG Consultation Regulation Impact Statement: Strategies to implement a national approach to poisonous chemical controls

The National Coordinating Committee for Therapeutic Goods has released the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) consultation regulation impact statement (RIS) on strategies to implement a national approach to poisonous chemical controls, for public comment.

The consultation RIS considers options to improve national consistency of poisonous chemical regulation, as set out in the Standard for Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons (SUSMP). Currently, inconsistencies exist in the nature and level of poisonous chemical controls and how they are applied across jurisdictions.

The consultation RIS meets Office of Best Practice Regulation requirements.

The consultation period closes on Monday, 17 September 2012.

Briefings on the RIS will be held in Sydney and Melbourne.


Monday 27 August
Time: 2.00 pm 5.00 pm
KPMG Sydney
10 Shelley Street
Sydney NSW 2000


Friday 31 August
Time: 10.00 am 1.00 pm
KPMG Melbourne
147 Collins Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

The consultation RIS and details for registering attendance at the stakeholder briefings can be found at

Further information can be sought by emailing:

This site provides information about the control of drugs, poisons and controlled substances in Victoria. It includes the following topics:

  • Licences and permits
    Information, application forms, fees and related documentation for licences to manufacture and/or sell or supply drugs and poisons; permits to purchase drugs and poisons for industrial use, research and the provision of health services.
  • Requirements for health professionals
    Summaries of key requirements, relevant forms and guidelines for health professionals under the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 and the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Regulations 2006.