8 December 2016

Application forms and guidance for the import and export of controlled substances

Refer to the corresponding guidance note for information on completing the forms and for processing timeframes.

Licence applications

Form Guidance
Import/export licence

Application for a licence to import/export narcotic, psychotropic and precursor substances (PDF 272KB)

Application for a licence to import/export narcotic, psychotropic and precursor substances (DOCX 115KB)

Guidance for completing import/export licence applications for narcotic, psychotropic and precursor substances

Licence variation

Application to vary licence details (PDF 141KB)

Application to vary licence details (DOCX 84KB)

Addition of controlled substance to licence

Addition of proposed import/export activities (of controlled substances) to an import/export licence (PDF 131KB)

Addition of proposed import/export activities (of controlled substances) to an import/export licence (DOCX 83KB)

Add/remove authorised contact

Application to add/remove authorised contact (PDF 196KB)

Application to add/remove authorised contact (DOCX 86KB)

Import applications

Form Guidance
Narcotic and psychotropic drugs and preparations

Application for permission to import narcotic and psychotropic substances (PDF 142KB)

Application for permission to import narcotic and psychotropic substances (DOCX 85KB)

Guidance for completing import permit applications for narcotic and psychotropic substances

Precursor chemicals

Application for permission to import precursor substances (PDF 144KB)

Application for permission to import precursor substances (DOCX 85KB)

Guidance for completing import permit applications for precursor substances

Import of drugs under the Special Access Scheme

Application for a licence to import - Special Access Scheme (SAS) only (PDF 159KB)

Application for a licence to import - Special Access Scheme (SAS) only (DOCX 92KB)

Guidance for completing: Applications for a licence to import - Special Access Scheme (SAS) only; Application for a permit to import drug substances - Special Access Scheme (SAS) only

Antibiotics

Application for permission to import antibiotics (PDF 149KB)

Application for permission to import antibiotics (DOCX 87KB)

Guidance for completing applications for a permit to import antibiotics

Anabolic, androgenic, hormones and other controlled drugs

Application for permission to import substances under Regulation 5G and 5H of the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956 (PDF 148KB)

Application for permission to import substances under Regulation 5G and 5H of the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956 (DOCX 89KB)

Guidance for completing an application for permission to import substances under Regulation 5G and 5H of the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956

Kava

Application for permission to import kava for medical and/or scientific purposes (PDF 184KB)

Application for permission to import kava for medical and/or scientific purposes (DOCX 91KB)

Guidance for completing applications for a permit to import kava for medical and/or scientific purposes

Export applications

Form Guidance
Narcotic, psychotropic and precursor substances

Application for permission to export narcotic, psychotropic, precursor substances (PDF 727KB)

Application for permission to export narcotic, psychotropic, precursor substances (DOCX 115KB)

Guidance for completing export permit applications for narcotic, psychotropic and precursor substances

Pre-export notifications licence

Application for a licence to export precursor substances (PDF 145KB)

Application for a licence to export precursor substances (DOCX 83KB)

Pre-export notification for a precursor substance

Pre-export notifications

Pre-export notification (PEN) for a precursor substance (PDF 146KB)

Pre-export notification (PEN) for a precursor substance (DOCX 83KB)

Pre-export notification for a precursor substance

Antibiotic returns

Form Guidance
Notification of antibiotic imports

Notification of antibiotic imports (previously Antibiotic return - Form F) (PDF 163KB)

Notification of antibiotic imports (previously Antibiotic return - Form F) (DOCX 87KB)

Guidance for completing the Notification of antibiotic imports (previously Antibiotic - Form F)

Submitting an application

You can submit your application in the following ways:

Email

DCS@health.gov.au

Please use 'Permit Application' in the subject line when applying via email.

Mail

Drug Control Section
Office of Drug Control
(MDP 95) GPO Box 9848
Canberra ACT 2601

Note: currently, applications for a permit to export and annual licenses can only be accepted by mail and will not be accepted by email or fax due to the requirements of other agencies including international partners.