Amyl nitrite products have had a listing change in Australia from February 2020. With the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) changes all Amyl nitrite products, with the exception of isoproply or n-isopropyl nitrites, will require a prescription from your doctor.
Isopropyl and n-isoproply nitrites have been banned. Possesion and importation of these products is now against the law.
Allowed with prescription includes: Amyl nitrite, isoamyl nitrite, pentyl nitrite, octyl nitrite, butyl nitrite & isobutyl nitrite products. In the TGA changes they have acknowledge that these products have a role in reducing anal trauma in receptive anal sex.
For a prescription to be legal it will need to prescribed by an Australian doctor. It will need to include:
- The doctor’s name, address, prescriber number
- The patient’s name, date of birth and address
- The name of the chemical (ie amyl nitrite inhalation or pentyl nitrite inhalation)
- The volume and quantity of the bottle
- The number of times the prescription can be issues ie “repeats”.
Under the new rules you are allowed to import poppers under the Personal Importation Scheme. You are only allowed to import a 90 day supply and will need to still have the prescription to prove this has been prescribed by your doctor. It would be best to get the person sending your order to include a copy of the prescription with the order to speed up transit when it arrived in Australia.
If you would like to learn more, including a list of products that are legal to import into Australia please check out my guide to new amyl rules in Australia.