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Poisons substance authorities forms and fees

Substance authorities (licences or general approvals) allow a person to carry out a regulated activity with a regulated substance under the Medicines and Poisons Act 2019 (MPA). You can obtain a licence  by applying for it using the appropriate form and paying any relevant fees. You can obtain a general approval by applying for it using the appropriate form. There are no fees associated with obtaining a general approval.

Poisons licence application forms

Substance authority (licence) fees

The Medicines and Poisons (Poisons and Prohibited Substances) Regulation 2021 (Poisons Regulation) (Chapter 9, Part 2) provides detail about fees payable under the MPA related to substance authorities for dealing with a hazardous poison. Fees payable are listed in Schedule 6 of the Poisons Regulation.

Licensing fees for substance authorities (licences) are payable for each site for each year you hold the authority.

Any part of the term of a substance authority that is not a full year, the licensing fee payable in relation to that part of the term is the proportion of the licensing fee attributable to the number of months, rounded up to whole months, of the year that are in the term.

Fees payable

Fees payable under Queensland legislation change regularly. Importantly, you should always refer to the fee schedule in Schedule 6 of the Poisons Regulation.

Type of licence

Amount $

1

Initial application for a manufacturing licence or wholesale licence for a hazardous poison (Act, s 75(c))

 

a) if the application is for a manufacturing licence for low-risk fluoroacetic acid baits using fresh meat

169.00

b) otherwise

603.50

2

Initial application for an S7 retail licence (Act, s 75(c))

210.50

3

Amendment application for a manufacturing licence or wholesale licence for a hazardous poison to add another site (Act, s 78(2)(c))

603.50

4

Amendment application for an S7 retail licence to add another site (Act, s 78(2)(c))

210.50

5

Renewal application for a manufacturing licence or wholesale licence for a hazardous poison (Act, s 82(2)(c))

 

(a) if the application is to renew a manufacturing licence for low-risk fluoroacetic acid baits using fresh meat

169.00

(b) otherwise

603.50

6

Renewal application for an S7 retail licence (Act, s 82(2)(c))

210.50

7

Processing fee for an initial application for a substance authority for a dealing with a hazardous poison

140.50

8

Application for the replacement of a lost, stolen or damaged hard copy document evidencing a substance authority for a dealing with a regulated poison (Act, s 83(3)(b))

55.50

The first time an application is made for a substance authority for dealing with a hazardous poison, a processing fee of $140.50 is payable, along with the applicable yearly licence fee specified in items 1-4 (inclusive) above.

The fee for renewal of a licence is specified in items 5-6 (inclusive) above.  There is no requirement to pay a processing fee, provided the requirements for a renewal application are met.

How to pay fees

Approvals and licences are generally assessed, processed and determined by delegates of the chief executive who are officers within the Environmental Hazards Unit (EHU).

For guidance on what action is required from you for your particular approval or licence type, please refer to the instructions on the relevant application form.

Initial or new applications for licences are only considered valid once an application is received and the accompanying prescribed fee is paid.

Fees for new applications may be paid by credit card, cheque or money order (payable to Queensland Health).
Fees for renewal and amendment applications may be paid using BPoint using the renewal application number.

Fee exemptions

A licensing fee for an initial application or renewal application for a manufacturing licence for a hazardous poison or a wholesale licence for a hazardous poison (a later application) is not required to be paid, if:

  • an initial application or renewal application for a manufacturing licence for an S4 medicine or wholesale licence for an S4 medicine (first application) has been made, and not withdrawn or refused, under the Medicines and Poisons (Medicines) Regulation 2021; and
  • the site the subject of the later application is the same as the site the subject of the first application; and
  • the term proposed for the later application ends no later than the last month of
    • the term proposed for the first application; or
    • if the chief executive has granted the first application—the term of the substance authority granted on the first application; and
  • all fees payable under the MPA for the first application have been paid.

Fees for refused or withdrawn applications

If an applicant has paid the applicable licensing fee for an application for a substance authority for a hazardous poison and the application is refused by the chief executive or withdrawn by the applicant, the chief executive must refund the applicant the licensing fee for the application.

The licensing fee is specified in items 1-4 (inclusive) in the payable fees table and does not include the processing fee specified in item 7. The processing fee will not be refunded.

Shorter term licences

If an applicant has paid a licensing fee for a particular term and an application is granted for a shorter term, a proportional refund will be given.

Surrendered licences

If the holder of a substance authority has paid a licensing fee for a particular term and the authority is surrendered before the end of the granted term, a proportional refund will be given.

Poisons general approval application forms

Related information

Contacts

For further information, contact the Environmental Hazards Unit:

To apply for a licence or general approval for hazardous poisons, submit the required application form and supporting documents to:

Last updated: 26 October 2021