Possession a Prescribed Precursor Chemical


The maximum penalty for Possessing a Prescribed Precursor Chemical ( under section 71D Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act) is five years imprisonment or a fine of 600 penalty units, or both.

Schedule 1 of the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances (Precursor Chemicals) Regulations contains a full list of all ‘prescribed precursor chemicals’.

To find you guilty of Possessing a Prescribed Precursor Chemical, the police must prove beyond reasonable doubt:

  1. That you;
  2. Possessed a prescribed precursor; and
  3. The amount of the precursor possessed was at least the amount listed the Schedule.

Penalties the Court can impose for Possessing a Prescribed Precursor Chemical

Click to view a description of each of the penalties listed below:

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