Approval as an Optometrist to Prescribe Pharmaceutical Benefits - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this approval if you are a licensed optometrist who intends to prescribe medicines under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

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

To be eligible for this approval the optometrist needs to be practising in the area and time for which approval is being sought and hold a current registration with the national registration board.

Temporary approval for locums may be available.

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

Duration

For the duration of your practise in the area.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

No fees are required.

Administering agency

Department of Human Services
Medicare Australia

Act(s) name

National Health Act 1953 (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

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