2 November 2016

About licences and permits

Guidelines

Guidance

Application forms

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.

Requirement to provide standard operating procedures and policies

The current application form for cannabis related licences will shortly be revised to include a requirement that the application be accompanied by a 'copy of the standard operating procedures and policies that will be used to undertake the (licenced) activities'. This is required to ensure compliance with the Narcotic Drugs Regulation 2016, Section 6(2)(e), 12(2)(e), and 36(2)(e).

If you are commencing an (online) application form you should automatically include a copy of your standard operating procedures and policies as an attachment under the tag (online form) marked as 'Supporting Documentation'. Please be aware that you will need to provide such documents in order for your licence application to be fully assessed.

Paper (flat) forms will only be accepted in rare cases and you must contact MCS at mcs.application@health.gov.au should you wish to apply using flat forms and in which case fillable versions will be provided. 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 examples only and 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.application@health.gov.au should you wish to apply using flat forms and in which case fillable versions will be provided. 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 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.