14 April 2020

About licences and permits

Guidelines

Guidance

Application forms

Licence application

The online form will undergo maintenance each Thursday from 5pm until 9pm and will be unavailable during this time.

The online form will undergo maintenance each Thursday from 5pm until 9pm and will be unavailable during this time.

Apply Online

Use this online smart form to apply for a cultivation, production or research licence relating to cannabis for medicinal purposes. This form can also be used if you are seeking a manufacture licence but ONLY if you are also applying for a cultivation and/or production licence or a research licence. If you are applying solely for a manufacturing licence, visit the manufacturers section of the website.

Informed Consent form

Attach a complete Informed Consent form for each person employed to carry out the activities authorised by the licence (e.g. directors and/or officers, shareholders and/or business associates that have over 5% of shares in the body corporate and/or a seat on the board, and/or voting rights/ and/or other influence over operations).

Informed consent form (PDF 161KB)

Informed consent form (DOCX 79KB)

Paper (flat) forms will only be accepted in rare cases and you must contact MCS at mcs@health.gov.au should you wish to apply using flat forms. Please note that completing your application via the online smart form will ensure timely submission.

If submitting your application using flat forms, you will need to submit ALL of the following:

  • Relevant licence application form
  • Relevant licence details module
  • Security details module
  • Risk management module

Applications will not be assessed unless all required documents are submitted together and are complete.

The following forms are  being provided to assist you in preparing your application. A 'smart form' allowing for more efficient online completion and submission is available. Paper (flat) forms will only be accepted in rare cases and you must contact MCS at  mcs@health.gov.aushould you wish to apply using flat forms. Please note that completing your application via the online smart form will ensure timely submission.

If you are applying for a licence to manufacture cannabis products, you should only use the following forms if you are also applying for a cultivation and production licence. If you are applying solely for a manufacture licence, a separate form is available.

Licence application (individual)

Complete this form if you are an individual applying for a cannabis cultivation and/or production licence, a licence to manufacture cannabis products, or if you are an individual applying for a cannabis research licence.

Licence application (body corporate)

Complete this form if you are a body corporate applying for a cannabis cultivation and/or production licence, a licence to manufacture cannabis products, or if you are a body corporate applying for a cannabis research licence.

Licence application (crown agency)

Complete this form if you are a state, territory, or Commonwealth government entity applying for a cannabis cultivation and/or production licence, a licence to manufacture cannabis products, or a cannabis research licence.

Licence details module (cultivation and production)

Complete this module if you are applying for cannabis cultivation and/or production licence as an individual or body corporate and submit with your completed relevant licence application form.

Licence details module (manufacturing)

Complete this module if you are intending on developing a vertically integrated model and are therefore applying for a licence to manufacture cannabis products as well as a cultivation and production licence and submit with your completed relevant licence application form.

Licence details module (research)

Complete this module if you are applying for a cannabis research licence and submit with your completed relevant licence application form.

Security details module

All applicants must complete this module and submit with the completed relevant licence application form and licence details module.

Risk management module

All applicants must complete this module and submit with the completed relevant licence application form and licence details module.