Our vision is for effective regulation of controlled drugs to prevent illicit supply and use, while maintaining access to essential medications. As an Australian Government regulator we want to maintain the confidence of Australians and the international community in effective narcotic drug control.
We regulate controlled narcotic drugs using licences and permits. We assess applications and issue licences and permits for import, export and manufacture of controlled narcotic drugs and medicinal cannabis cultivation.
Roles at the ODC
Our work includes:
liaising with the International Narcotic Control Board (INCB)
applying amendments to international drug controls in Australia
secretariat functions for the Australian Advisory Council on the Medicinal Use of Cannabis
assessing licence and permit applications
compliance inspections of licensed medicinal cannabis cultivation
providing advice about travel with controlled drugs.
Visit the Department of Health and Aged Care job vacancies page to see the Department’s current job vacancies.
To find out if we have any vacant positions search ODC in the keywords section at the Job Search page.
How to apply
To apply for a vacant ODC position, you will need to write an application. In the application you need to demonstrate your skills, knowledge, experience, and qualifications to perform the advertised role (or ability to quickly gain these). These requirements are in line with Australian Public Service Work Level Standards.
The Department of Health and Aged Care acknowledges First Nations peoples as the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to all Elders both past and present.