On this page:
- Poisons Control Key Tasks
- Authorisations for Non-Medical Use of Drugs and Poisons
- Therapeutic Goods Recalls
- Disposal of Unwanted Medicines
- Spray-Drift Complaints
- Contact Us
Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 2012
Consultation for Exposure Draft Medicine, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Bill 2011
Consultation on the Discussion paper, draft Bill and draft Regulations was held in early 2011, and closed May 2011.
- Discussion Paper Draft Medicines, Poisons & TG Act 2010 (Adobe PDF document - 78KB)
- Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulations Draft (Adobe PDF document - 101KB)
Poisons Control is responsible for the monitoring and control of supply of Poisons (scheduled substances) and Therapeutic Goods in the Northern Territory.
Key tasks include:
issuing of licences, registrations and authorisations under legislation
- inspections of premises for Legislation compliance (including storage, record keeping, packaging, labelling, advertising and supply)
- scheduling of poisons (including medicines)
- recalls of therapeutic goods
- monitoring of Schedule 8 drug movements
- issuing of authorisations for the NT Opiate Pharmacotherapy Program
- secretariat support for the Schedule 8 Clinical Advisory Committee
The NT adopts by reference into the Poisons and Dangerous Drugs Act the Schedules published in the Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons (SUSMP) as published by the Commonwealth under the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989. More information about the SUSMP and the latest edition is available via the Therapeutic Goods Administration website.
For information about Authorisations and application forms please contact Poisons Control on (08) 89227341.
Please see the Therapeutic Goods Administration website for a listing of Australian product recalls for medicines, and therapeutic devices and tests.
NT consumers are invited to return out of date or unwanted medicines to their local community pharmacy for destruction via the nationally funded Return Unwanted Medicines (RUM) scheme. No medicines are recycled; all are destroyed by approved waste disposal facilities.
For spray-drift complaints, please contact the Pollution Hotline on FREECALL (24hrs) 1800 064 567.
2nd Floor, Casuarina Plaza
258 Trower Road
PO Box 40596
Casuarina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8922 7341
Fax: (08) 8922 7200
Poisons Information Centre (Australia wide) 131 126