Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 1966 No 31


As amended to Health Legislation Amendment Act (No 2) 2018 (No 22). Commenced 30 May 2018. Current to 21 August 2018.


Section 45(1): Proceedings for an offence against the Act or regulations are to be disposed of before the Local Court.

Section 44: General penalty (no other penalty expressly provided) 2 pu.

Time for commencement

Section 45(2): Within 2 years after the offence is alleged to have been committed.

9(1)(a) Wholesale supply of restricted substance prescribed by regulations 20 pu and/or 2 yrs
9(1)(b) Wholesale supply of certain substances not included in ss (1) 15 pu and/or 6 mths
10(1) Supply substance specified in Sch 1, 2 or 3 of Poisons List otherwise than by wholesale 15 pu and/or 6 mths
10(3)(a) Supply of restricted substance (prescribed by regulations) otherwise than by wholesale 20 pu and/or 2 yrs
10(3)(b) Supply of certain substances (not included in ss (3)(a)) otherwise than by wholesale 15 pu and/or 6 mths
12(1) Obtaining substance specified in Sch 1, 2, 3 or 7 of Poisons List/restricted substance by false representation 10 pu and/or 6 mths
16(1) Unauthorised possession/attempted possession of prescribed restricted substance — anabolic/androgenic steroidal agent


20 pu and/or 2 yrs
16(1) Unauthorised possession/attempted possession — other prescribed restricted substances


20 pu and/or 6 mths
16(2) Forge or fraudulently alter/or utter prescription 20 pu and/or 6 mths
16(3) Offences relating to obtaining etc prescriptions by false or misleading representation 20 pu and/or 6 mths
18(a) Fail to comply with condition of licence — offence involving prescribed restricted substance 20 pu and/or 2 yrs
18(b) Fail to comply with condition of licence — offence involving other substance 15 pu and/or 6 mths
26(1) Breach of Pt 4 Div 1 (Possession, supply, manufacture of drugs of addiction; failure to comply with regulations, licence conditions, make false statement to obtain licence etc) 20 pu and/or 2 yrs
28(1)–(3) Prohibition on prescription of drugs of addiction 2 pu
34(1) Hawking of poisons and therapeutic goods 20 pu
45C(5) Regulations may create offences 20 pu and/or 6 mths


Offences against Pt 4 Div 1: Restriction on possession, manufacture, supply etc of drugs of addiction

26(1) Court may order articles to be forfeited  
26(2) Court may order forfeited articles to be destroyed or otherwise disposed of