List of drug substances requiring permission to import and/or export

This list may be updated from time to time to reflect changes in regulations or determinations that additional substances should be controlled within existing regulations.

Note: This information is issued as guidance only, and does not have formal regulatory status. It does not replace any legislation or any relevant considerations that must be made in accordance with any legislation. If you are intending to import or export a drug substance you should satisfy yourself that you are complying with all relevant legislation.

If the relevant substance requires permission to import/export or pre import/export notification, please visit the application forms section of this website and complete the relevant form.

This list should not be used for persons travelling to Australia with their medication. Visit the travellers section section of this website for further information.

  • To search the table, type what you are looking for into the search box below and click on the Search button.
  • You can also sort the table by clicking on one of the column headings: Substance name, Import permit required, Import licence required or Export licence and permit required
  • To reset the filter, click on the Reset button.