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CBD Oil Australia: Where & How To Buy CBD (Legally)

There’s a lot of misinformation about where and how to buy CBD oil in Australia. You can legally purchase low-dose CBD over the counter but it’s not available just yet. You can’t buy CBD online but will be able to in the future. In this article you’ll learn about where and how to purchase CBD oil right now in Australia.

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Buying CBD Oil In Australia

Medical cannabis and CBD Oil are becoming increasingly popular in Australia. As the cannabis space grows, so does the amount of information and misinformation. New legal cannabis and medical cannabis companies, cannabis clinics and hemp-based product companies are constantly popping up online.

With the media pumping out titles that are eye/ear-catching and stretching the truth, it’s hard to know what’s legal and illegal in the Australian cannabis and CBD oil space. We get the question, “Where can I buy CBD oil in Australia?” followed by “I’ve heard I can buy it…” too often. The goal of this article is to uncover the truth about buying CBD legally in Australia.

In short, CBD Oil is legal via a healthcare professional’s prescription and over the counter via a pharmacist. However, you will not find any products in pharmacies (over the counter) yet because no cannabis products currently meet the TGA guidelines to be sold in pharmacies.

In this article, you’ll learn about the current state of prescription CBD oil and what you need to know about low dose over the counter CBD oil. We’ll also explain the often misunderstood topic of the personal importation scheme. Here’s an index in case you’d like to jump ahead:

Definition of cannabis oil in Australia

To understand why you can’t just pop into a local chemist to purchase CBD off the shelf, you need to know how CBD oil and cannabis are defined locally.

The TGA is clear on its definition of cannabis oil. They place cannabis oil into two categories:

  • Hemp oil
  • Hemp seed oil

Hemp oil (CBD Oil included)

Hemp oil is what you would likely call CBD oil. The TGA defines it as, “oil made from the green matter of the cannabis plant, usually containing a combination of CBD and THC. This is sometimes also called cannabis extract or ‘hash oil’, and is a form of medicinal cannabis.”

This hemp oil is what a doctor might prescribe to you if you were successful in accessing medical cannabis. And, these substances are regulated and scheduled as Schedule 3 (over the counter via pharmacist), Schedule 4 or Schedule 8 drugs when purchased legally.

Hemp seed oil – NOT CBD Oil.

Hemp seed oil is often what you’d purchase from a food supplier, a speciality hemp food store or even some health and beauty businesses. The TGA defines this as “being made by pressing the seeds of a cannabis plant, and usually does not contain either THC or CBD.”

The TGA clarifies that some hemp seed oils containing negligible or zero CBD or THC and are legal to access without prescription. However, products that are available without prescription must comply with Food Standard Codes and Import Requirements.

So, now you probably think that the hemp seed oil rules give you an out – a way to purchase CBD oil without a prescription or even import it overseas. But, unfortunately, the answer is no; you cannot buy CBD oil in Australia without a prescription.

Where can I legally buy CBD oil in Australia?

At the moment there is only one option. To access CBD oil, which falls under the umbrella of medical cannabis, you must get a prescription from a health professional. There are a couple of different ways to do this, which we explain in our article titled “How to access medical cannabis“. You can go through the following channels:

  • Your GP, Specialist or Nurse Practitioner (in some jurisdictions)
  • An authorised prescriber
  • Cannabis clinics

We’ll explain the process in a bit more detail below. If you’re looking for a local prescriber, you can visit our find a cannabis doctor tool and search by your postcode. We also have a list of cannabis clinics.

The TGA has also approved low dose CBD to be sold over the counter. However, no cannabis products in Australia currently meet the requirements for sale in pharmacies. If you’re interested in being notified of when the first products are available in pharmacies, you can sign up for our newsletter below:

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Please be aware of Australian companies that claim to be selling CBD Oil online – they are either doing so illegally or aren’t really selling CBD oil.

Now we’ll cover two topics that are often misunderstood, the personal importation scheme and traveller’s exemption.

Does the Personal Importation Scheme or Travellers exemption allow for the importation of CBD oil?

No. According to the TGA rules, the personal importation scheme does not apply to cannabis in any form.

The traveller’s exemption is an option for individuals travelling into Australia with a legal prescription for medicinal cannabis. For the traveller’s exemption to apply, the product must be a therapeutic good supplied for medical treatment by a medical practitioner. The product must also have been dispensed in accordance with the prescription (i.e. dispensed through a pharmacist, rather than supplied through some other form of retail or other mechanisms).

In theory, under these guidelines, to use the traveller’s exemption, an individual living in Australia would need to have a prescription from an overseas doctor who dispensed the products to them via a pharmacy and then imported them, along with their prescription.

Here’s what can be imported

The office of drug control’s documentation on Hemp and CBD products makes everything more transparent. While it relates to importation, the regulations also clarify what CBD levels are legal in products. In addition, the guidelines state that you may import certain hemp products without permission and others require either a permit or a prescription.

The products you can import without permission are:

  • Hulled hemp seeds
  • Hemp seed meal
  • Hemp fibre
  • Hemp seed oil (if it meets the criteria)

Remember that hemp oil is considered a scheduled drug in some cases. If hemp seed oil meets the following qualifications, it is not a scheduled drug:

  • The total cannabidiol (CBD) content of the hemp seed oil is 0.0075% (75mg/kg) or less, and
  • The total tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content of the oil is 0.005% (50mg/kg) or less

It’s important to note that CBD would have no health benefits at this concentration in an oil or tincture.

Now that you understand how to buy CBD oil legally, we’ll explain the specific laws around CBD in Australia.

Understanding CBD oil via pharmacy

As of 1 February 2021, it became legal for medicinal cannabis companies to sell low dose CBD Oil over the counter via pharmacists Australia-wide. Unfortunately, to do this, the products must be registered on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) and meet other requirements.

These products need to go through clinical trials and be proven both safe and effective. The trial process can take up to 12 months. They must then be approved, which can take up to another 12 months. So, we probably won’t see low dose CBD in pharmacies until at least 2023.

Understanding CBD oil via prescription

Any doctor in Australia can prescribe medical cannabis which includes CBD Oil. The patient process is straightforward and can be summarised into 3 steps:

Whether you choose your regular GP, a new doctor or a clinic, the steps you’ll take as a patient are similar. First, you’ll see your doctor, who will assess your eligibility. They will then write you a prescription on the spot if an Authorised Prescriber (AP) or apply to the TGA via the Special Access Scheme (SAS) to write you a prescription.

While most doctors and clinics charge a couple of hundred dollars for the appointments, the application process is not complex for prescribers. If a doctor attempts to charge an application fee of hundreds of dollars, look elsewhere.

The time you see your prescriber to the time you have your medication is, on average, about two weeks. Note: it’s recommended you do product research before going to your doctor. Research the legal cannabis products available in Australia so you know what’s available.

If your doctor or nurse practitioner doesn’t know how to prescribe cannabis, please send them to this how to prescribe medicinal cannabis article.

Buying CBD from online overseas companies

Various Australian websites provide links to reputable overseas websites where you can purchase CBD oil. And, while many countries allow the purchase of CBD online, buying CBD online overseas and shipping it to Australia is technically illegal.

Many Australians decide that they’d prefer to go this route due to the perceived cost of cannabis in Australia. But, surprisingly, the price of legally prescribed CBD oil in Australia is on par with many overseas brands on a cost per mg level.

Since mid-2020, Australian customs has been seizing an increased number of shipments from overseas. We’ve even seen reports of people receiving letters from the government saying that their products had been confiscated. While these people never had any severe legal repercussions, it caused anxiety and probably isn’t worth the risk.

If you do decide to purchase CBD oil from overseas, we have two recommendations:

  1. Do your research and make sure that you’re buying products from a highly reputable company willing to provide third-party testing documentation.
  2. Check the total cost of the CBD oil you’re purchasing and compare that to the cost of legal CBD oil in Australia.

What about buying CBD from local online shops?

Every couple of months, we hear about new online Australian shops that claim to be selling CBD oil and that the oil they are selling is legal.

There are two categories that these companies will fall into:

  1. Products that contain some CBD, in which case are illegal
  2. Products that don’t contain any CBD and are therefore lying to customers

If the products do contain some CBD, then the odds of the product containing what’s listed are very low.

Suppose you do purchase a product and don’t find any benefit from that product. In that case, it will be impossible to know whether the result is because it’s not the right product for you, you’re taking it incorrectly, or it doesn’t contain what’s listed on the label.

Consider this when buying CBD Oil

If you’re interested in purchasing CBD Oil, you are likely interested in positive health outcomes. Whether you want to help with pain, sleep, anxiety or another ailment, your goal is to improve your overall wellbeing.

While purchasing CBD oil online might seem like the easy solution, it’s technically illegal. It isn’t easy to know that you’re getting what you’ve purchased. The price of legal CBD products is reasonably close to the price of illegal CBD. Legal products are highly regulated, so you know you’re getting what’s on the label.

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If you purchase a product illegally and determine that it doesn’t contain the ingredients on the label, the only thing you can do is report the company to the TGA. The TGA has a considerable backlog of cannabis-related issues they are attending to and often takes up to 12 months to action complaints. The TGA may look into the website and send a cease and desist letter. However, you’ve purchased the product illegally, so there’s nothing that you can do to get your money back.

Conclusion

Now you understand the legalities around CBD oil in Australia. While unfortunate, the fact is that the Australian government has categorised CBD oil as a medicine and a scheduled drug. Therefore, to get CBD oil, you must have a prescription.

Unless you have a license to import, you may not bring in CBD oil from overseas. A prescription, however, does not mean you can buy CBD oil online or from overseas.

Your only options to access CBD oil are going through a doctor, a cannabis clinic, or waiting until it becomes available over the counter.

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The safety and satisfaction of our customers is our primary concern.

CBD (or cannabidiol) is a compound found in relative abundance in the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa). It has various medicinal uses, and is the main active ingredient in hemp-based products, including oils , capsules , edibles , gummies and skin care products . CBD is non-intoxicating, which means that it will not make you ‘high’. By contrast, THC is the intoxicating component of cannabis that produces mind altering effects. All of Naturecan’s CBD products are purified to ensure they contain non-detectable levels of THC, which means they are completely safe for consumption and there is no risk of intoxication.

Numerous studies indicate that CBD oil can be effective in managing a range of medical conditions, including anxiety, inflammation, insomnia, and chronic pain. CBD oil interacts with the body through an intricate network of cannabidiol receptors which, along with certain enzymes, form the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Once this vast inherent system of receptors is stimulated, they assist the body in manufacturing chemicals called endocannabinoids, which play a huge role in regulating vital daily functions including mood, sleep, and appetite.

To learn more about the benefits of CBD, check out our blog post: What is CBD?.

In the UK, any product derived from cannabis containing less than 0.2% THC is regarded as safe and legal for consumption. Furthermore, as CBD is not intoxicating, it is perfectly legal to drive after taking it.

To take CBD oil, lift your tongue to the roof of your mouth and place a few drops under it. Hold the drops there for one minute before swallowing. Doing so allows the CBD to be fully absorbed into the bloodstream via the oral mucosa. It can take 15-30 mins for CBD oil to take effect.

Dosage differs with each person, depending on a range of factors including weight, height, age, and reasons for taking CBD. The FSA recommends a maximum total daily CBD dose of 70mg. This includes any additional products, so please ensure that you never exceed this amount. While following this guidance, you can manage your daily dosage based on what works best for you, and combine various CBD products if desired.

To find your optimal CBD dosage, try out our CBD Oil Dosage Calculator.

CBD is a natural compound that affects everyone differently. While there have been no serious reported side-effects of CBD consumption, it is recommended that you start by consuming low doses and gradually increase the amount if you do not experience side-effects.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), “CBD is generally well tolerated with a good safety profile. There is no evidence of recreational use of CBD, or any public health-related problems”.

Some uncommon side-effects of CBD include a dry mouth, reduced blood pressure, and light-headedness. If you are taking any other medication in conjunction with CBD, consult your doctor to confirm whether this could cause adverse side-effects.

WHY NATURECAN?

Naturecan’s CBD is derived exclusively from the hemp plant. We never use isolates or any man-made synthetic material. We only ever use natural, plant-based CBD.

Naturecan offers one of the world’s largest ranges of CBD products, from oils, balms and capsules to edibles, vapes, and more.

Quality is key to our product. All our products undergo a strict third-party testing process of at least six stages in order to guarantee their quality and safety.

The health of our customers is our number one priority. That’s why we ensure that all our oils contain non-detectable levels of THC, making them completely safe for use.

Our producer was the first licenced CBD extractor in California. They are veterans of the cannabis, pharmaceutical and tech industries with world-leading facilities on the west coast of the USA.

CERTIFIED CBD PRODUCTS OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY

Our goal is to create high quality products that help people lead healthy, happy and pain-free lives.

All of our products are rigorously tested and certified by independent laboratories, so you can be sure of their quality and safety.

What makes Naturecan different?

– Third party laboratory testing
– Certificates of analysis on each product page
– Co2 extraction and Rotachrom filtration processes, to guarantee the highest CBD quality

CBD DOSAGE CALCULATOR

Dosage differs for each person, depending on a range of factors, including weight, height, and reasons for taking CBD.

To find your optimal dosage, use our CBD Dosage Calculator below.

CBD Guide

There are many different ways to take CBD oil. Common means of administration include CBD capsules, oil drops, balms, edibles and vapes.

1. CBD capsules
CBD capsules are a good place to start for people new to CBD, as they are easy to take and offer a simple way to manage your dosage. Naturecan’s CBD softgel capsules come in two dosages: 10mg and 25mg. CBD capsules usually take 1-2 hours to work, and the effects can last for 2-8 hours.

2. CBD oil drops
CBD oil drops have higher bioavailability than most other means of administration, which means that they increase the amount of CBD that enters the bloodstream. To take CBD oil, simply place a few drops under your tongue and hold them there for around a minute before swallowing. This will allow the CBD oil to be absorbed directly into the bloodstream via the oral mucosa, so that the effects may be felt more quickly than other means of taking CBD. CBD oil starts working within 15-30 mins, and its effects can last for 2-8 hours. Naturecan offers CBD oils in six different strengths, so you can find the perfect concentration for your needs.

3. CBD balms
While CBD oils and CBD capsules work systemically to affect the whole body, CBD balms and other skincare products allow the user to target problem areas, such as sore joints or muscles, and keep CBD benefits localised to the point where they are most needed.

4. CBD edibles
CBD snacks , CBD gummies and other edible products are a delicious way to get your daily dose of CBD. Popular CBD edibles include cookies, brownies, nut butters, gummies and chocolates.

5. CBD vapes
CBD vapes are an effective way to absorb CBD into the body. The bioavailability is higher than other routes of administration such as sublingual (oral drops) and topical (skin creams/balms). This means that CBD can enter into the bloodstream faster and its effects can be felt sooner. While vape products are seen as a reduced risk alternative for smokers, we would not encourage non-smokers to take up vaping.

The price of CBD oil varies depending on many factors, including the purity and strength of the oil, and the costs of cultivation and extraction. For example, in the UK, the cost of CBD oils can range from £10 to £300.

The price of Naturecan’s CBD products differs in large part according to the number of milligrams (mg) of CBD they contain. On average, the higher the concentration of CBD in a product, the lower the price per milligram, and the higher the overall price.

For example, a 10ml bottle of CBD oil with 5% concentration and 500mg of CBD costs £0.06 per mg and £30 overall, whereas a 10ml bottle with 40% concentration and 4000mg of CBD costs £0.04 per mg and £150 overall.

The table below shows the price of CBD oil per mg for various strengths and volumes.

When it comes to optimising your daily CBD intake, it’s less about choosing the right oil strength and more about calculating the right amount of CBD to take per day (in milligrams).

For example, the table below shows that two drops of 5% CBD oil contain as much CBD as 1 drop of 10% CBD oil (approximately 4 mg of CBD). Thus, while the 10% oil is twice as strong as the 5%, you can get exactly the same dosage of CBD simply by doubling the number of drops you take.

If you need help finding your optimal dosage, try out our CBD Oil Dosage Calculator.

Yes. All mammals have an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that keeps the body in a balanced state by regulating essential psychological and physiological functions. CBD interacts with the ECS in a similar way for both animals and humans.

Initial studies have shown that CBD can help with a number of pet conditions. If you want to learn more about CBD for pets, check out our blog post: ” Is CBD Safe For Your Pets? “.

When buying CBD oil, make sure that the oil contains safe levels of THC (less than 0.2%), that it is completely plant-based (with no added synthetic material), and that the seller provides a Certificate of Analysis for the oil as proof of its safety and quality.

Naturecan’s CBD oil has non-detectable levels of THC and is derived exclusively from US-grown hemp plants, which means that we never use isolates or synthetic materials and only ever use natural, plant-based CBD.

Furthermore, all our products undergo strict testing by independent laboratories to guarantee their safety and quality, and our Certificates of Analysis are easily accessible for full transparency.

All Naturecan products are manufactured with industry-leading technology and undergo rigorous third-party testing to ensure product quality, customer safety, and supply chain transparency.

Naturecan’s CBD oil is a broad-spectrum distillate, which means that it contains a range of naturally occurring compounds from the hemp plant (including cannabinoids, terpenoids and other phytochemicals) and non-detectable levels of THC – making our oil as potent, pure and safe as possible.

Let’s take a look at five key reasons why Naturecan is different:

1. Our manufacturer, IAH Oregon, was the first licensed hemp and cannabis producer on the West Coast of the USA. They use the most advanced technology in the industry for their extraction process, and benefit from Oregon’s rich organic soils, which provide optimal growing conditions for hemp plants.

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2. Our extraction process involves three main stages: supercritical CO² extraction, chromatographic purification (by RotaChrom), and distillation. During this process, we remove as much THC from the oil as possible (non-detectable at 0.02%) along with all compounds that may negatively affect the taste, consistency and purity of the end product (such as lipids, waxes, flavonoids and chlorophyll), while maximising the concentration of CBD and other essential cannabinoids.

3. Our CBD is obtained exclusively from the hemp plant. We never use isolates or any man-made synthetic material. We only ever use natural, plant-based CBD. Our oil contains a rich mix of cannabinoids and phytochemicals that work together to enhance its effectiveness – a phenomenon known as the ‘entourage effect’.

4. We use organic MCT oil (extracted from coconut) as our carrier oil because it improves the bioavailability of CBD (the amount of CBD that enters the bloodstream) and has a mild taste.

5. We can guarantee the purity of our oil based on our rigorous testing protocols. All our raw materials are tested and qualified for use before entering the extraction process, and our end products then undergo rigorous independent testing by labs such as TÜV SÜD to have their safety and potency guaranteed. This process consists of at least six stages, and includes tests for CBD potency, pesticides, heavy metals, microbial contamination and residual solvents. Labdoor, one of the largest independent testing centers from the USA, awards our CBD an A+.

Best CBD Oil In Australia: Reviews & Buying Guide (Oct. 2021)

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CBD oil is not that easy to access in Australia. Although the country made it legal to buy low-dose CBD products at pharmacies, they won’t be available for several years.

Aside from that, CBD is regulated in the same strict way as medical cannabis, so it’s only available with a doctor’s prescription. That’s why many Australians buy CBD oil online from international companies.

In this article, we’ll explain the legality of CBD, how to buy it, and review the best CBD oil in Australia.

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Top 5 Best CBD Oils in Australia

For now, the only way to access CBD oil without a prescription is to buy it online from international brands. Here are the five best CBD oils that ship to Australia:

  1. Best Overall: R+R Medicinals CBD Tincture | full review
  2. Best Potency & Shipping: Kiara Naturals Full-Spectrum CBD Oil | full review
  3. Best Reputation: NuLeaf Naturals Full-Spectrum CBD Oil | full review
  4. Best Full-Spectrum: Endoca Strong Full-Spectrum CBD Oil | full review
  5. Best Formulas: Extract Labs CBD Tincture | full review

How to Buy CBD in Australia

You have three options for accessing CBD products in Australia:

  • Get a prescription from a doctor
  • Buy online from an international brand
  • Buy at a pharmacy (not available until at least 2023)

Is CBD Legal in Australia?

Yes, but you won’t be able to access it for several years. In December 2020, the country’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) moved low-dose CBD preparations from schedule 4 (prescription-only) to schedule 3 (pharmacist-only medicine).

This means CBD products providing no more than 150 mg/day are legal to buy over-the-counter (OTC) at Australian pharmacies.

Unfortunately, these products have to go through a lengthy approval process with the TGA. According to some estimates, they won’t be available until 2023.

So even though OTC CBD is technically legal, you can’t buy it yet.

These products will also be restricted in their cannabinoid levels. CBD will have to account for at least 98% of the total cannabinoid content.

That means companies will have to remove some cannabinoids from full-spectrum products, making them less effective.

Buying CBD With a Prescription In Australia

Right now, the only legal way to buy CBD products in Australia is to:

  • Get a prescription from a general practitioner
  • Get a prescription from an Authorized Prescriber
  • Participate in a cannabis clinical trial

You have to be eligible to get access. The precise eligibility criteria differ by Australian state and typically include having specific conditions that medical cannabis can help with, such as chronic pain.

  1. General Practitioner CBD Prescription

You can go to any Australian GP and ask for a CBD oil prescription. They can then apply through the Special Access Scheme (SAS) system to get permission to prescribe CBD.

The doctor will have to wait for approval or a request for more information before they can give you a prescription.

You can also go to a dedicated medical cannabis clinic, which will make the process easier because the doctors will be experienced with cannabis and the prescription process. These clinics are common in major Australian cities like Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide.

Keep in mind that many doctors and clinics will charge you several hundred dollars for the consultation.

  1. Authorised Prescriber CBD Prescription

Authorized Prescribers (AP) are doctors who were approved by the TGA to prescribe medical cannabis to their patients. They can immediately prescribe CBD oil and other cannabis products without having to apply for permission with the TGA.

Unfortunately, there’s no public list of APs so they’re not easy to find.

Another option is to enrol in medical cannabis clinical trials. While this route isn’t easy, there are always clinical trials happening. You’ll have to find CBD clinical trials that specifically study the effects of CBD-rich cannabis preparations.

Buying CBD Oil Online in Australia

Most Australians choose to buy CBD oil online from international brands. Although not strictly legal, this method is popular because it’s cheaper and takes less time than going through the medical cannabis system.

But there’s a possibility of having your order seized at the border because importing CBD into Australia without special permission is considered illegal. You may also have to pay duties.

When buying CBD oil online, you have two options:

  • Order from CBD brands that ship directly to Australia, like the ones we mentioned earlier
  • Use a mail forwarding service to buy CBD from a foreign brand and have it forwarded to Australia

Most people use the first option because it’s cheaper and easier. However, if you want to buy products from a specific brand then you might have to use the second route.

Best CBD Oils in Australia Reviewed

To help you make an informed choice, we reviewed the 5 best CBD oils that you can buy online and ship to Australia. We also included estimated shipping costs; all prices are in US dollars or Euros.

CBD Terminology

  • Terpenes: aromatic plant compounds with a wide variety of beneficial properties (1).
  • Minor cannabinoids: CBN, CBG, and other beneficial cannabinoids found in smaller amounts than CBD. For hemp, THC also counts as a minor cannabinoid.
  • Hemp: non-intoxicating cannabis variety with high CBD and low THC levels (less than 0.3%).
  • Full-spectrum: whole-plant hemp extract containing multiple cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. This form of CBD is about 4 times more potent than pure CBD (2).
  • Broad-spectrum: whole-plant hemp extract similar to full-spectrum CBD, but with THC removed (may contain trace amounts).
  • CBD isolate: pure CBD with all other hemp compounds removed.

Best Overall: R+R Medicinals CBD Tincture

CBD Potency 16.7-83.3 mg/ml
Volume 30 ml
Total CBD 500-2500 mg
Cost per mg CBD $0.04-0.06
Type Broad & full-spectrum
Flavours 2
Third-Party Test View report
Shipping Cost ~$30

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Pros:

  • Exceptionally low price
  • Comprehensive third-party testing
  • USDA organic and U.S. Hemp Authority certified

Cons:

  • Slower shipping (15-35 days)

Our top pick for CBD oil in Australia goes to R+R Medicinals. Its tinctures cost only $0.04-0.06 per mg of CBD, depending on which strength you get. That’s one of the cheapest prices on the market.

On top of that, they’re USDA-certified organic and certified by the U.S. Hemp Authority, two more signs of excellent quality.

You can choose from full and broad-spectrum (THC-free) tinctures with 3 low-to-high strengths: 500 mg, 1000 mg, and 2500 mg. They come in natural and mint flavours.

Colorado’s R+R Medicinals is an employee and veteran-owned company, which explains its affordable prices. Its products are derived from local organic hemp farms and go through extensive third-party testing. It also ships to Canada.

Best Potency & Shipping: Kiara Naturals Full-Spectrum CBD Oil

CBD Potency 100-300 mg/ml
Volume 10 ml
Total CBD 1000–3000 mg
Cost per mg CBD $0.05–0.06
Type Full-spectrum
Third-Party Test View report
Shipping Cost ~$9.99, free over $160

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Pros:

  • Exceptionally high potency
  • Great price
  • Made in Switzerland from organic hemp
  • Cheap & fast shipping (6-12 working days)

Cons:

  • Third-party tests require product batch number

The full-spectrum CBD oil from Switzerland’s Kiara Naturals is ideal for people who need a serious dose of CBD.

All three potencies of this tincture are exceptionally high: 100 mg, 200 mg, and 300 mg/ml. It costs less than the average price for CBD oil, especially considering that it’s sourced from Bio Suisse-certified organic hemp grown in the Alps.

This CBD oil is also a good choice if you’re looking for cheap and fast shipping. It only costs $9.99 to ship, with free shipping on orders over $160 and a fast estimated delivery time of 6-12 working days.

Like all Kiara Naturals products, this tincture lives up to the Swiss reputation for quality and reliability.

Best Reputation: NuLeaf Naturals Full-Spectrum CBD Oil

CBD Potency 60 mg/ml
Volume 5-100 ml
Total CBD 300–6000 mg
Cost per mg CBD $0.07–0.10
Type Full-spectrum
Third-Party Test View report
Shipping Cost ~$25

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Pros:

  • Over 20,000 satisfied customer reviews
  • Comprehensive third-party testing
  • Fast shipping (7-14 days)

Cons:

  • Only one potency

NuLeaf Naturals is one of the oldest and more respected American CBD companies. It was established in 2014 in Colorado, the unofficial centre of the country’s CBD industry.

NuLeaf’s full-spectrum CBD oil has over 20,000 satisfied customer reviews with an average 4.9/5-star rating. This makes it arguably the best-reviewed CBD oil in the world.

With a high potency of 60 mg/ml, it’s enough to meet the needs of most people.

You can choose from five bottle sizes (5-100 ml) with 300-6000 mg of CBD. There’s also a pet tincture if you want to give CBD to your dog or cat.

Sourced from organic Colorado hemp, this CBD oil goes through comprehensive third-party testing to verify its potency and purity.

Best Full-Spectrum: Endoca CBD Oil

CBD Potency 30-150 mg/ml
Volume 10-30 ml
Total CBD 300–4500 mg
Cost per mg CBD $0.08–0.10
Type Full-spectrum
Third-Party Test View report
Shipping Cost ~$43, free over $100

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Pros:

  • Rich in minor cannabinoids and terpenes
  • In-house and third-party testing
  • Organic, high-quality Danish hemp source

Cons:

  • Has a strong hemp taste

Founded in 2010, Denmark’s Endoca is one of the oldest and most respected CBD companies in the world. It’s best known for its high-quality full-spectrum CBD oil, which comes in two varieties: regular and raw.

Both of these are proper full-spectrum CBD oils rich in dozens of beneficial terpenes and minor cannabinoids.

However, the raw version is unprocessed, so it contains higher levels of cannabidiolic acid (CBDa), the parent compound of CBD. That’s as close to hemp’s natural form as possible.

You can choose from two strengths: 30 mg/ml (300 mg total) and 150 mg/ml (1500 mg total). They’re sourced from organic Danish hemp and cost close to the average market price for CBD oil.

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Best Formulas: Extract Labs Tinctures

CBD Potency 33.3-66.7 mg/ml
Volume 30 ml
Total CBD 1000-2000 mg
Cost per mg CBD $0.04-0.08
Type Full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, isolate
Formulas 4
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Shipping Cost ~$50, free over $200

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Pros:

  • Four specialized formulas
  • Great price
  • Third-party tested

Cons:

If you’re looking for CBD oil for a specific benefit, Extract Labs is a good choice. It sells CBD tinctures in five formulas:

  • Daily support formula for general CBD benefits
  • PM CBN formula for sleep
  • Relief CBC formula for pain
  • Cognitive CBG support formula
  • CBGa+CBDa formula for immune support

They provide 1000-2000 mg of CBD and other cannabinoids like CBG and CBN for $0.04-0.05 per mg, which is well below average. You can also choose from full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and CBD isolate options, as well as lemon and raspberry flavors.

Extract Labs is a reputable, Colorado-based brand founded by military veteran Craig Henderson. It uses local, organic hemp to make its products and tests them both in-house and through third-party labs.

Best CBD Marketplace: Dr. Ganja

Pros:

  • Products from dozens of US brands

Cons:

  • Shipping is somewhat expensive

Another great place for Australians to buy CBD oil and other CBD products is Dr. Ganja. This online marketplace offers products from many CBD brands and ships internationally.

If there’s a particular company you want to try that doesn’t ship to Australia, there’s a good chance you’ll find some of its products listed on Dr. Ganja.

Another advantage of Dr. Ganja is that it will cover 50% of your order price if the package gets confiscated at the border. But their shipping costs can be quite high.

Best CBD Capsules, Gummies, Topicals, Vapes, and Pet Products in Australia

Although CBD oil is the most popular CBD product, there are many other options. You might want to use CBD capsules, gummies, vapes, topicals, isolate, or even CBD oil for your dog or cat.

Check out the best options in Australia below.

Best CBD Capsules in Australia: Endoca

CBD Potency 10-50 mg
Capsule Count 30
Total CBD 300–1500 mg
Cost per mg CBD €0.08–0.09
Type Full-spectrum
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Shipping Cost ~$43, free over $100

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Pros:

  • Rich in minor cannabinoids and terpenes
  • In-house and third-party testing
  • Organic, high-quality Danish hemp source

Cons:

  • Not as cheap as some other brands

Endoca’s CBD softgel capsules are your best option in Australia. Like the company’s CBD oil, they’re available in regular and raw formulas with strengths of 10 or 50 mg and 30 capsules per bottle.

Derived from organic Danish hemp, these capsules are comprehensively tested by a third-party lab so you know exactly what you’re getting.

Endoca is one of the oldest and most reputable CBD brands on the market.

Best CBD Gummies in Australia: R+R Medicinals

CBD Potency 25 mg
Gummy Count 30
Total CBD 750 mg
Cost per mg CBD $0.06
Type Full-spectrum, broad-spectrum
Flavours Multiflavored
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Shipping Cost ~$30

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Pros:

  • Exceptionally low price
  • Comprehensive third-party testing
  • USDA organic and U.S. Hemp Authority certified

Cons:

If you’re after CBD gummies, we recommend going with R+R Medicinals. They provide 25 mg of CBD made from USDA-certified organic hemp.

More importantly, these are some of the only proper full and broad-spectrum gummies you’ll find. Most CBD gummies are made with pure CBD isolate, which is less effective.

These third-party tested gummies also have a great price point: $0.06 per mg of CBD.

Best CBD Vape in Australia: Kiara Naturals CBD Vape Kit

CBD Potency 550 mg/ml
Volume 0.5 ml
Total CBD ~275 mg
Cost per mg CBD $0.21
Type Full-spectrum distillate
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Shipping Cost ~$9.99, free over $160

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Pros:

  • Exceptionally high potency
  • Great price and cheap shipping
  • Made in Switzerland from organic hemp

Cons:

  • Third-party tests require product batch number

Our top pick for CBD vapes in Australia is Kiara Naturals’ CBD vape kit. It comes with a refillable 0.5 ml vape pen containing ~55% CBD, which is equivalent to about 275 mg.

Unlike most vape products on the market, this one is made with full-spectrum hemp extract, which gives it greater effects. It’s also incredibly potent so you won’t need many puffs to feel an effect.

This product costs $0.21 per mg of CBD which is a great price point for a refillable vape. When you run out of juice, you can buy refill pods at a cost of $0.11 per mg.

Best CBD Topical in Australia: NuLeaf Naturals Balm

CBD Potency 20 mg/ml
Volume 0.5-1.5 oz (15-45 ml)
Total CBD 300–900 mg
Cost per mg CBD $0.09–0.10
Type Full-spectrum
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Shipping Cost ~$25

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Pros:

  • Comprehensive third-party testing
  • Full-spectrum
  • High potency for a topical

Cons:

  • Only one potency

If you’re looking for a versatile topical CBD product, we recommend NuLeaf Naturals’ balm. It contains a blend of full-spectrum CBD and shea butter, with a relatively high strength of 20 mg/ml.

It’s made from organic hemp cultivated in Colorado and comes with detailed third-party test reports for potency and contaminants. You can choose from three sizes: 0.5 oz, 1 oz, and 1.5 oz.

NuLeaf Naturals is one of America’s leading CBD brands.

Best CBD Isolate in Australia: Extract Labs

CBD Potency 99+%
Total CBD 1-500 g
Cost per mg CBD $0.004-0.03
Type Isolate
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Shipping Cost ~$50, free over $200

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Pros:

  • Multiple sizes (1-500 grams)
  • Low prices
  • Third-party tested

Cons:

CBD isolate powder can be used in a wide variety of ways, such as cooking or making your own CBD tinctures and vape oils. It’s also arguably the cheapest way to use CBD.

If you want to buy pure CBD isolate powder in bulk, we recommend Colorado’s Extract Labs. It offers 99+% pure CBD isolate in sizes ranging from 1 to 500 grams.

The more you buy, the less you pay per mg of CBD. Extract Labs’ tests verify that its isolate contains at least 99% pure CBD.

Best CBG and CBN in Australia: Extract Labs

Potency (combined CBD+CBG or CBN) 40-66 mg/ml
Product Variety Oils, capsules, gummies, chocolate, isolates
Total Cannabinoids 1200-2000 mg
Cost per mg of cannabinoids $0.04-0.08
Type Full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, isolate
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Shipping Cost ~$50, free over $200

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Pros:

  • Multiple product types
  • Great prices
  • Third-party tested

Cons:

Products containing minor cannabinoids like CBG and CBN are growing popular. CBN is typically used to help you sleep, whereas CBG is more popular for daytime use and pain relief.

Your best option for CBG and CBN products is Extract Labs. You can choose from oils, capsules, gummies, chocolate, and isolates. Most of these products contain an equal or greater amount of CBD in a full-spectrum formula.

Extract Labs is a popular CBD brand out of Colorado, the centre of America’s hemp industry.

Best CBD Oil for Dogs in Australia: R+R Medicinals

CBD Potency 16.7 mg/ml
Volume 30 ml
Total CBD 500 mg
Cost per mg CBD $0.06
Type Full-spectrum, Broad-spectrum
Flavours 2
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Shipping Cost ~$30

Use coupon code RRWORKS20 for 20% off

Pros:

  • Low price
  • Comprehensive third-party testing
  • USDA organic and U.S. Hemp Authority certified

Cons:

  • Only one potency

The CBD pet tincture from R+R Medicinals is a great choice for both dogs and cats. It provides 500 mg of full-spectrum CBD in a 30 ml bottle, which is an ideal strength for cats and small-to-medium dogs.

Like the company’s other products, this CBD oil is made with USDA-certified organic ingredients. It comes with a low price of $0.06 per mg of CBD.

R+R Medicinals is a reputable, employee-owned CBD company based in Colorado.

How We Choose CBD Products

Aside from finding brands that ship to Australia, we consider many other factors to choose the highest quality CBD oil, capsules, and other products:

  • Third-party testing: Performed by an independent, certified laboratory, third-party tests verify the potency and purity of CBD products. Reputable CBD brands pay for this testing to reassure customers that they’re getting exactly what they paid for.
  • Type of CBD: Full-spectrum CBD produces the greatest effects. However, some people may need to choose THC-free options (broad-spectrum or isolate CBD).
  • Product potency: Potency is the amount of CBD you’re getting per dose. Since everyone’s CBD dosage is different, you need to experiment to find your dose and use a product with the appropriate potency/strength.
  • Hempsource: CBD is extracted from hemp, so plant quality matters. We choose brands that use organic hemp and are transparent about their hemp source and growing process.
  • Company reputation: Reputable CBD brands have hundreds of satisfied customer reviews and provide detailed information about their third-party testing, hemp source, and more.
  • Price: We look for affordable but quality CBD brands to help you save money. We also consider shipping costs and other deals.

History of CBD Laws in Australia

Like in most countries, the legality of CBD in Australia is tied to cannabis. Individual Australian states began to prohibit cannabis in the 1920s and 1930s.

The country followed a similar trajectory to the United States, effectively banning cannabis for much of the 20th century.

In November 2016, the Australian government legalized medical cannabis, which includes CBD and other hemp-derived products. This allowed people to access CBD with a doctor’s prescription.

However, the recreational use of any cannabis product remains illegal. There’s only one exception to this rule — the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), which legalized recreational cannabis in 2019.

Most recently, a December 2020 TGA ruling downregulated low-dose CBD from prescription to pharmacy medicine.

But Australians won’t be able to buy over-the-counter CBD products from pharmacies for at least a few years as they have to go through a lengthy approval process.

Summing Up: Finding the Best CBD Oil in Australia

CBD is not fully legal in Australia just yet. Although you’ll start to see CBD oil appear on pharmacy shelves in the near future, for now, it’s only available through the medical system.

But getting CBD oil via prescription takes time, money, and requires you to have eligible symptoms or conditions.

That’s why many Australians choose to buy CBD oil and other CBD-containing products online from international brands. Online products are cheaper, easier to purchase, and available in a wider variety.

References

Gleb is a freelance writer from Vancouver, Canada specializing in CBD and cannabis. He’s read thousands of studies on CBD and other supplements, helping him translate complex science into plain language. Gleb has tried and reviewed dozens of CBD brands and products, written third-party testing reports, and knows the CBD industry inside and out. When not writing, he likes to kickbox, travel, and tell everyone how awesome intermittent fasting is.

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