Medicines, poisons and pest control licences

Under the Controlled Substances Act (1984), the Controlled Substances Licensing Section of the Department for Health and Ageing administers the parts of the Act and regulations relating to the licensing of pest control companies, pest management technicians and aerial spray contractors, and regulates the sale, supply, possession and use of scheduled poisons/drugs. 

As the ‘licensing authority’, Controlled Substances Licensing (CSL) issues drugs and poisons licenses in South Australia. Links to information sheets, application forms and online fee payment are shown below:

Under the Controlled Substances (Poisons) Regulations

Medicine Seller’s Licence (S2 Poisons)

Medicine seller’s information sheet (PDF 23KB)

Licences to possess either an S4 and/or an S8 drug

S4/S8 drugs information sheet (PDF 21KB)

Application to supply S4-S8 drug

Prescribe Regulation 19 drugs

Authority to prescribe Regulation 19 drugs information sheet (PDF 20KB)

Retail Seller’s Licence (S7 poisons)

Retail seller’s information sheet (PDF 27KB)

Licences to possess Regulation 25 poisons

Regulation 25 poisons information sheet (PDF 23KB)

Manufacturer’s Licence

Manufacturer’s information sheet (PDF 26KB)

Wholesaler’s Licence

Wholesaler’s information sheet (PDF 25KB)

Research, Training or Instruction Permit

Research Instruction or Training Permit information sheet (PDF 17KB)

Under the Controlled Substances (Pesticides) Regulations

Business licence

Technician’s licence

Photo ID


Fee payment

Pay online using Bpoint –


Controlled Substances Licensing


Telephone: (08) 8226 7100

Fax: (08) 8226 6681

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