Safety, Health and Injury Management and Wellbeing

Illicit drug precursors schedules

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Anyone who is conducting research using chemicals that are considered illicit drug precursors should familiarise themselves with the relevant schedules

  1. Schedule 3 Category 1 items
  2. Schedule 4 Category 2 items

Schedule 3 Category 1 items

Division 1 Substances

Division 1 Illicit Drug Precursors

Chemical name Alternate name Quantity substance in seized sample
Acetic anhydride   50 ml
4-Amino-Butanoic acid Piperidinic acid  
Bromobenzene Phenylbromide  
Bromo safrole    
Boron tribromide    
1, 4-Butanediol Tetramethylene Glycol  
L-Ephedrine (including salts) Ethyl phenyl 37g
Ethyl phenyl acetate Benzene acetic acid, ethyl ester
methylbenzyl acetate
Gamma butyrolactone   3.5ml
Gamma hydroxybutanoic acid (including salts) Gamma hydroxybutyric acid  
Hydroiodic acid Hydrogen iodide 250ml
4-Hydroxybutanal 4-Hydroxy butyraldehyde  
2-Hydroxytetrahydrofuran Tetrahydro- 2-furanol  
4-Hydroxy-butanoic acid lactone Gamma-valerolactone  
4-Hydroxy-butanoic acid nitrile 4-Hydroxy butyronitrile  
4-Hydroxy pentanoic acid Gamma Valerolactone  
Hypophosphorous acid Phosphinic acid 39ml
Iodine (including iodide salts)   30g
Methcathinone Ephedrone  
3, 4-Methylenedioxyphenylpropan-2-on    
N-Methyl ephedrine    
Methyl phenyl acetate Benzeneacetic acid, Methyl ester
Benzyl Acetate
2-Pyrrolidone Gamma-butyrolactam    
Phenylacetic acid (including salts and esters)   33ml
Phenylacetonitrile Benzyl cyanide, Benzeneacetonitrile
Benzyl nitrile
Phenylacetyl chloride    
Phenylpropanolamine Norephedrine  
1-Phenyl-1-Propanone Phenylethylketone
1-Phenyl-2-propanone Benzyl methyl ketone
1-Phenyl-2-propanone oxime    
Phosphorus red/white   19g
Phosphorous acid Phosphonic Acid  
Pseudoephedrine (including salts)   37g

Division 2 Things

Description Details
Gas cylinder containing ammonia gas  

[Schedule 3 inserted in Gazette 10 Dec 2004 p. 5974-6.]

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Schedule 4 Category 2 items

Division 1 Substances

Chemical name Alternate name Quantity of substance in seized sample
N-Acetylanthranilic acid 0-Acetamidobenzoic acid  
Allylbenzene 3-Phenyl-1-propene, 2-Propenyl Benzene  
Ammonium formate    
Anthranilic acid 2-Aminobenzoic acid  
Benzyl chloride a-Chlorotoluene  
Benzyl bromide a-Bromotoluene  
Alkali metal - Calcium    
Chromic acid (including salts)    
Chromium trioxide Chromium (VI) oxide  
Ergometrine Ergonovine  
Ethanamine Monoethylamine  
Hydrobromic acid Hydrogen bromide solution  
Hypophosphite salts    
Isosafrole 1, 3-Benzodioxole, 5-(1-propenyl)  
Alkali metal - Lithium   7g 
Lysergic acid    
Alkali metal - Magnesium    
Methylamine (and gas) Aminomethane  
Monomethylamine   135 ml
Methylammonium salts    
Palladium (including salts)    
Piperonal 3, 4-Methylenedioxy-benzaldehyde, Heliotropine 50g
Alkali metal - Potassium    
Propionic anhydride    
Raney nickel    
Safrole 5-(2-Propenyl)-1, 3-Benzodioxide 69ml
Sassafras oil   91ml
Sodium Borohydride    
Alkali metal - Sodium    
Thionyl chloride    
Thorium (including salts)    

Division 2 Things

Description Details
Gas cylinder containing hydrogen sulphide gas  
Gas cylinder containing hydrogen gas  
Gas cylinder containing methylamine gas  
Round bottom reaction flask Capacity 500 ml or greater (including the repair or modification)
Condenser Joint size B19 or greater
Splash Heads and Distillation Heads  
Heating mantles Capacity 500 ml or greater (including the repair or supply of parts)
Encapsulators (Capsule filling machines) Manual or mechanical
Pill presses Manual or mechanical
Rotary Evaporators  

[Schedule 4 inserted in Gazette 10 Dec 2004 p. 5977-9.]

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