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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Read our news and media releases.
- Media release: Medicinal cannabis company Tikun Oceania fined $13,320 for alleged inadequate security and record-keepingThe Office of Drug Control within the Department of Health and Aged Care has issued Queensland-based Tikun Oceana Pty Ltd an infringement notice.
- The Amendment Act provides for amendments to the Narcotic Drugs Act 1967 to support an innovative Australian medicinal cannabis industry for the benefit of Australian patients.