Are Nootropics Legal To Buy In Australia
Can I Legally Buy Nootropics In Australia
The rules regarding the sale and purchasing of drugs and supplements vary from country to country.
Here in Australia, the guidelines regarding the buying of supplements and drug based products are determined by class or schedule.
The classes for all drugs and supplements are determined by the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) which is the Australian equivalent of the FDA in the US. There are 9 classes or schedules in all.
Nootropics Fall Into Various Classes
Class 3 – This class covers most pharmacist medicines – some nootropics also fall into this class.
Any product in classes 2 and 3 can be both sold and purchased legally in Australia. Herbal and any supplements contains plant extracts do not require any prescription or have any real restrictions as long as they are not labeled as ‘medicine’.
Class 4 – Prescription medicines, Nootropics including Piracetam and Modafinil are included in this class and can only be legally obtained with a doctors prescription. When buying from overseas, you can only legally import up to a 3 months supply.
This limit also includes natural supplements containing CDP-Choline
Classes 5-9 Covers anything that could be labelled as poison, controlled drug or prohibited substance, this includes drugs like Marijuana, Cocaine, MDMA and Ecstasy.
To Sum Up
Buyers In Australia can buy natural nootropic supplements in Australia without any concerns. If buying from overseas, you might (depending on the product) be limited to a maximum of 3 months supply in one shipment.