Department of Health

Medicines and Poisons Regulation

The Department of Health helps to protect the community from the potential harm of medicines and chemicals. One way it does this is through controls defined in Victorian Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances legislation.

This legislation is applicable to substances that are listed in the Australian Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons.

Victorian legislative controls for these substances vary according to their risk. Some of these controls include:

  • Defining who is authorised to lawfully possess certain scheduled substances
  • Requirements for the storage of scheduled substances
  • Requirements for prescribing and supplying scheduled medicines

The Department also monitors and responds to legislative non-compliance.

SafeScript survey for prescribers and pharmacists now open

As a part of the SafeScript review being conducted by Deloitte, prescribers and pharmacists are invited to provide their feedback on SafeScript in an anonymous survey.

To find out more and to complete the survey, go to Deloitte review of SafeScriptExternal Link .

Commonly used online forms

For a full list of online forms, please visit the Online Forms - Medicines and Poisons Regulation web page.

If you have issues registering with SafeScript or logging in SafeScript, please contact SafeScript technical support on 1800 723 379.

Reviewed 14 February 2024


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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