Regulations under the controlled substances legislation

The regulations under the Controlled Substances legislation specify the substances that are controlled and the details of the controls.

Where can I find out what substances are controlled?

The substances that are controlled include:

What are the controls under the Controlled Substances legislation?

The controls include:

  • only specified health practitioners are able to prescribe and supply prescription medicines such as antibiotics, strong pain killers and birth control pills
  • medical practitioners, nurse practitioners and dentists must hold an authority to prescribe or supply drugs of dependence (strong pain killers such as morphine) in specified circumstances
  • only people who hold a licence or permit may make, sell, supply or use some controlled substances
  • there are labelling, packaging and storage requirements to help ensure safe use
  • the sale of some dangerous poisons is restricted
  • only people who have appropriate training can apply pesticides for fee or reward (for example, when working in a pest control business).