Federal Government
Therapeutic Goods Administration


1. Authorised Prescriber – authorisation of doctor for a cohort of patients

2. Special Access Scheme (SAS) – authorisation for an individual patient

  • Guidance for health practitioners and sponsors
  • Special Access Scheme forms
  • Contact for enquiries and submission of applications
    • Category A is a notification pathway for terminally ill patients and may only be used for imported products;
    • Category B is an application pathway where the patients do not fit Category A and the product does not have an established history of use under Category C. This is likely the most applicable SAS Category for medicinal cannabis
    • Category C is a notification pathway where products have an established history of use and are listed together with their indications


Please contact AusCann via medicalenquiries@auscann.com.au for further information, education or support.


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