New Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Regulations 2017

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

These are known as ‘scheduled’ substances, and legislative controls for these medicines and poisons vary according to their risk. Some of these controls include:

  • defining who is authorised to possess certain scheduled substances
  • regulations for prescribing, supply and use of scheduled medicines
  • requirements for the storage of scheduled substances.

Commonly used online forms

The following forms are available to complete and submit online: 

i. Application for a permit to treat a patient with Schedule 8 drugs
ii. Application for a permit to treat an opioid dependent person with methadone or buprenorphine
iii. Notification of drug dependent person
iv. Notification of forged or altered prescription
v. Notification of termination of methadone or buprenorphine program
vi. Cancellation of Schedule 8 treatment permits
vii. Application for a warrant to obtain, use, supply or prescribe restricted Schedule 4 medicines

The Treatment permit application and cancellation forms can now pre-fill with the Prescriber details.

viii. Apply for a license or permit to obtain (and possibly supply) scheduled substances
ix.Lost scheduled item form (for organisations to complete)

Access Commonly used online forms.