Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958

The Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958 allow for the export of otherwise prohibited substances with the permission of the administering agencies. The ODC administers the following regulations:

  • Regulation 10, 10A, 10B, 10AB: Narcotic, Psychotropic Drugs and Precursor Chemicals.

Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956

The Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956 allow for the import of otherwise prohibited substances with the permission of the administering agencies.

The ODC administers the following regulations:

  • Regulation 5: Narcotic, psychotropic drugs and precursor chemicals
  • Regulation 5A: Antibiotics
  • Regulation 5G: Various substances which include hormones
  • Regulation 5H: Various substances which include anabolic and androgenic substances.

Narcotic Drugs Act 1967

The Narcotic Drugs Act 1967 provides the Commonwealth with powers to meet certain obligations under the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs 1961, which include regulation of narcotic drug manufacture and cannabis cultivation for medicinal and related scientific purposes.

Narcotic Drugs Amendment Bill 2016

The Narcotic Drugs Amendment Bill 2016 amended the Narcotic Drugs Act 1967 to permit the Commonwealth to allow for cannabis cultivation for medicinal and related scientific purposes in accordance with the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs 1961.

Prior to the amendment, cannabis cultivation for medicinal and related scientific purposes was prohibited.

Narcotic Drugs Legislation Amendment Act 2016

The Narcotic Drugs Legislation Amendment Act 2016 allows for the protection of sensitive law enforcement information that ODC is required to consider when assessing cannabis licence applications. This means law enforcement agencies can be confident that information provided by them to help assess applications will not be released, which would potentially compromise police operations.

Narcotic Drugs (Licence Charges) Act 2016

The Narcotic Drugs (Licence Charges) Act 2016 enables ODC to accept payments for the annual charge applicable to cannabis licence holders. Annual charges are used by ODC to fund unannounced inspections and other compliance functions.