Office of Drug Control
We regulate and monitor the cultivation, import, export and manufacture of controlled substances to comply with Australia's obligations under International Drug Conventions. This includes the cultivation of cannabis for medicinal purposes.
We regulate access to controlled drugs for medical and scientific purposes. Other authorities also regulate specific controlled drugs like medicinal cannabis.
Industry and travellers
We have information for people who want to import, export or work with controlled drugs.
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ODC permission is required to import, export, cultivate, manufacture or produce substances in this database.
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Read our news and media releases.
- Media release: Medicinal cannabis licence holder fined for alleged inadequate securityThe ODC has issued an infringement notice to the New South Wales-based company A for alleged security failures at its cannabis cultivation site.
- Compliance and Enforcement Framework releasedRead about our approach to the regulated narcotic industry, and legal obligations for people with ODC licences.
- Medicinal Cannabis Program Regulatory Fees and Charges ReviewThis public consultation is open for comment until 10 February 2023.
Have your say
You can comment on Office of Drug Control reviews and reforms when we run public consultations on the Consultation hub. You'll find information about previous consultations on our consultation page.