Department of Health

Medicines and poisons – licence and permit fees schedule

Key messages

  • A new licence or permit is required where there is a change in the legal entity as licences and permits are not transferable from one legal entity to another legal entity.
  • The renewal fee applies to the annual renewal of existing licences and permits.
  • The amendment fee only applies to amendments to licences and permits where an inspection is not required. For example, addition of a health service campus.
  • There are different fees for new applications, renewals and amendments.

The 'new' fee applies to a new application for a licence or permit and to an amendment to an existing licence or permit where an inspection may be required, for example, a change of premises, a change of ownership (legal entity) or the addition of poisons schedules. The fees are:

  • A new licence or permit fee – this is required where there is a change in the legal entity. Licences and permits are not transferable from one legal entity to another legal entity.
  • A renewal fee – this applies to the annual renewal of existing licences and permits.
  • An amendment fee – this only applies to amendments to licences and permits where an inspection is not required. For example, addition of a health service campus.

Medicines and Poisons Regulation – licence fee schedule

Table 1: Licences

Licence code

Type of licence

New

Renewal

Amendment

MA

Manufacture and sale or supply by wholesale of Schedule 8 and/or Schedule 9 poisons, other than heroin

$1,444.90

$310.40

$207.90

MP 4

Manufacture and sale or supply by wholesale of Schedule 4 poisons (alone or together with Schedule 2 and/or Schedule 3 and/or Schedule 7 poisons)

$1,278.20

$281.30

$207.90

MP 2,3,7

Manufacture and sale or supply by wholesale of Schedule 2 and/or Schedule 3 and/or Schedule 7 poisons

$1,278.20

$281.30

$207.90

MPR 7

Manufacture and sale or supply by retail of Schedule 7 poisons (other than a Schedule 7 poison included in the Poisons Code in the list of substances that are not for general sale by retail)

$1,278.20

$281.30

$207.90

WA

Sale or supply by wholesale of Schedule 8 and/or Schedule 9 poisons, other than heroin

$1444.90

$310.40

$207.90

WA Indent

Sale or supply by wholesale of Schedule 8 and/or Schedule 9 poisons, other than heroin, by indent

$1113.10

$253.80

$207.90

WP 4

Sale or supply by wholesale of Schedule 4 poisons (alone or together with Schedule 2 and/or Schedule 3 and/or Schedule 7 poisons)

$1278.20

$281.30

$207.90

WP 2,3,7

Sale or supply by wholesale of Schedule 2 and/or Schedule 3 and/or Schedule 7 poisons

$1278.20

$281.30

$207.90

WP 4 Indent

Sale or supply by wholesale of Schedule 4 poisons (alone or together with Schedule 2 and/or Schedule 3 and/or Schedule 7 poisons), by indent

$1113.10

$253.80

$207.90

WP Indent

Sale or supply by wholesale of Schedule 2 and/or Schedule 3 and/or Schedule 7 poisons, by indent

$1113.10

$253.80

$207.90

GDL

General Dealer’s Licence – sale or supply by retail of Schedule 2 poisons

$1113.10

$253.8

$207.90

Notes:

1. ‘Indent’ refers to supply of poisons or controlled substances where the licence holder does not take possession.

2. GST does not apply to these fees. That is, these fees are GST-free.

Medicines and Poisons Regulation – permit fee schedule

Table 2: Permits

Permit code

Type of permit

New

Renewal

Amendment

Permit 8,9

Permit to purchase or obtain and use any Schedule 8 and/or Schedule 9 poison (alone or together with Schedule 2 and/or Schedule 3 and/or Schedule 4 and/or Schedule 7 poisons) for industrial, educational, advisory or research purposes

$1,444.90

$310.40

$207.90

Permit

2,3,4,7

Permit to purchase or obtain and use any Schedule 2 and/or Schedule 3 and/or Schedule 4 and/or Schedule 7 poisons for industrial, educational, advisory or research purposes

$1,278.20

$281.30

$207.90

Note: As set out in the Treasurer's Determination under Division 81 of A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 (Cwlth), GST does not apply to these fees. That is, these fees are GST-free.

Medicines and Poisons Regulation health services permit fee schedule

Table 3: Health Services Permit – to purchase or obtain and use any poisons or controlled substances for the provision of health services.

Type of permit

Permit description

New

Renewal

Amendment

Type A

Single site with no beds

$1113.10

$253.80

$207.90

Type B

Residential aged care with single storage facility (no bed limit) OR single site with 1 to 30 beds

$1113.10

$253.80

$207.90

Type C

Multiple sites with no beds OR single site with 31 to 100 beds

$1,444.90

$310.40

$207.90

Type D

Multiple sites (with beds) OR single site with more than 100 beds

$1,444.90

$310.40

$207.90

Notes:

  1. Bed(s) refers to facilities where beds are used for overnight patient accommodation.
  2. As set out in the Treasurer's Determination under Division 81 of A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 (Cwlth), GST does not apply to these fees. That is, these fees are GST-free.

The Monetary Units Act 2004 provides for the automatic indexation of Fee Units. A Fee Unit for the year commencing 1 July 2022 is valued at $15.29.

Reviewed 27 June 2022

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Contact details

Postal address: Medicines and Poisons Regulation Department of Health GPO Box 4057 Melbourne VIC 3001

Medicines and Poisons Regulation Department of Health

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