Narcotic and psychotropic drugs
Export and import permits and licences and manufacturing licences are required from the Office of Drug Control (ODC).
The importation or exportation of narcotic and psychotropic substances is prohibited unless the importer or exporter holds a licence and permit issued by the Office of Drug Control (ODC).
Licences are not granted to individuals for the purpose of obtaining medications for personal use. If you are an individual wanting to access medications that are prohibited imports you should consult your doctor.
Information about narcotic & psychotropic drugs
Australian Advisory Council on the Medicinal Use of Cannabis
The AACMC, also known simply as the Council, provides advice to the Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care on issues relating to the medicinal use of cannabis in accordance with the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 and the implementation of the regulatory scheme under the Narcotic Drugs Act 1967.
- Guideline documents availableNew guideline documents have been published.
- The Narcotic Drugs Regulation 2016 is now availableThe Narcotic Drugs Regulation 2016 (the Regulation) has been approved and is now available from the Federal Register of Legislative instruments.