Registration of Pharmacy Premises - Tasmania

Service summary

You require this registration if you intend to operate or be involved in the operation of a pharmacy business in Tasmania. Please note that generally only a registered pharmacist, a partnership of registered pharmacists or a pharmacists' body corporate can be involved in the operation of a pharmacy business.

A pharmacy is any business that involves:

  • the compounding and dispensing of narcotic substances and restricted substances by a pharmacist on the prescription of a medical practitioner or other health professional
  • the sale or supply of potent substances
  • the sale or supply of medicinal poisons by a pharmacists or by an employee of a pharmacist.

To register your pharmacy business you must supply details of the premises where the business will be located and details of any individuals that will have a financial interest in the business. An individual is considered to have a financial interest in a pharmacy business if they are one of the following:

  • a sole proprietor of a pharmacy business
  • a partner in a pharmacy business
  • a director, member and / or shareholder in a pharmacist company
  • a trustee or beneficiary of, or unit holder in, a pharmacy business.

Please note that you cannot hold a financial interest in more than four pharmacy businesses at a time.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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


Registration is not required if pharmacy activities are conducted in a public hospital controlled by a public health organisation.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration you must:

  • have an eligibility certificate to hold an interest in a pharmacy business as approved by the Authority
  • hold national accreditation as a registered pharmacist
  • provide any information or evidence as required by the Authority
  • complete the required application form
  • Submit the prescribed fee.

Other requirements will apply relating to the location and layout of the business. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



As specified on the registration.



Other resources

Comply Pharmacy Guidelines - PDF Opens a PDF in a new browser window



The application procedure follows these steps:

  1. Submit your application
  2. The Board gives in-principle approval
  3. Carry out alterations or construction required
  4. When work is completed, conduct self-inspection
  5. Submit an Advice of Completion form
  6. Board inspection occurs
  7. Invoice for registration is issued
  8. Pay registration fee
  9. Then the registration certificate is issued.

Administering agency

Department of Health and Human Services
Tasmanian Pharmacy Authority

Act(s) name

Pharmacy Control Act 2001 (Tasmania)

Contact details

The Registrar
Department of Health and Human Services
Tasmanian Pharmacy Authority

Mailing address:
PO BOX 1082
Sandy Bay, Tasmania 7005


0417 752 348

Supporting information


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