If you wish to supply drugs of addiction at your health facility, for example at a licensed nursing home or private health facility, you'll need to apply for a licence. You must be able to show the Secretary of NSW Health that you're a fit and proper person to be a licensee and that the facility is appropriate for the supply of drugs of addiction. The approval process takes up to 13 weeks and includes the time it takes to conduct an assessment, inspection and interviews if required.
An individual or corporation is eligible if they can show the Secretary, NSW Health that:
- they're fit and proper to be a licensee, and
- the premises are appropriate for the supply of drugs of addiction.
What you need
- the Application for a Licence to Supply Drugs of Addiction – PDF
- details of the applicant and contact person
- facility's name and address
- details of the person responsible for the handling and storage of drugs of addiction
- full company extract from ASIC (if applicable)
- copy of the certificate of incorporation (if applicable)
- copy of the Act incorporating the church or organisation (if applicable)
- copy of proof as a charitable institution from the ATO (if applicable)
- Statutory Declaration/s – PDF
- Fitness and Probity Check Form/s – PDF
- National Police Check
- ASIC certificate of registered business name
- copy of the responsible person's current health practitioner registration certificate, and
- details of the uses to be made of the drugs of addiction.
How to apply
- Complete and sign the Application for a Licence to Supply Drugs of Addiction – PDF
- Gather all the required documentation.
- Make your payment online at the NSW Ministry of Health payment portal.
- Email email@example.com with the completed application form, the required documents and a copy of the payment receipt.
- If the licence isn't granted, the reasons for refusal will be provided to the applicant.
- Time frames – PDF
- Circumstances that 'stop the clock' – PDF
Last updated: 17 November 2022