Approval as a Pharmacist to Supply Pharmaceutical Benefits - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this approval if you are a pharmacist and intend to participate in the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). Approved pharmacists are able to dispense subsidised medications under the PBS.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

You must be registered as a pharmacist and must own, or be about to own, a pharmacy business and have a legal right to occupy the premises from which the pharmacy business is to be conducted.

You must also have approval from the national pharmacy registration board and your local council to carry on business in those premises. Any changes to the size, location or ownership of the pharmacy must be approved by the Agency before continued approval will be permitted.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Approval is granted until cancelled or when you cease to supply pharmaceutical items from the approved premises.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

No fees are required.

Administering agency

Department of Human Services
Medicare Australia

Act(s) name

National Health Act 1953 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Regulations 1960 (Australian Government)

Contact details

General Enquiries, Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
Department of Human Services
Medicare Australia


Mailing address:
GPO BOX 9826
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

132290
pbs@humanservices.gov.au

PBS General Enquiries
Department of Human Services
Medicare Australia


Mailing address:
GPO BOX 9826
Brisbane, Queensland 4001

Phone:

132290
pbs@medicareaustralia.gov.au

PBS General Enquiries
Department of Human Services
Medicare Australia


Mailing address:
GPO BOX 9826
Adelaide, South Australia 5001

Phone:

132290
pbs@medicareaustralia.gov.au

PBS General Enquiries
Department of Human Services
Medicare Australia


Mailing address:
GPO BOX 9826
Sydney, New South Wales 2001

Phone:

132290
pbs@medicareaustralia.gov.au

PBS General Enquiries
Department of Human Services
Medicare Australia


Mailing address:
GPO BOX 9826
Melbourne, Victoria 3001

Phone:

132290
pbs@medicareaustralia.gov.au

PBS General Enquiries
Department of Human Services
Medicare Australia


Mailing address:
GPO BOX 9826
Melbourne, Victoria 3001

Phone:

132290
pbs@medicareaustralia.gov.au

PBS General Enquiries
Department of Human Services
Medicare Australia


Mailing address:
GPO BOX 9826
Perth, Western Australia 6001

Phone:

132290
pbs@medicareaustralia.gov.au

PBS General Enquiries
Department of Human Services
Medicare Australia


Mailing address:
GPO BOX 9826
Darwin, Northern Territory 0801

Phone:

132290
pbs@medicareaustralia.gov.au

Supporting information

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