Pharmacy Department Licence - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this licence if you operate a private hospital, community health centre or other registered funded health service. A pharmacy department is part of a community health centre, hospital or other registered funded health service (agency) set aside for supplying, compounding or dispensing medicines to patients and staff.

Before you can start dispensing medicines your premises will also need to be registered as a pharmacy (this involves a separate application). A pharmacy department must be personally supervised by a registered pharmacist at all times it is open for business.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Only registered funded agencies, registered community health centres, and private hospitals are eligible to apply for this licence. The Agency must be satisfied that your pharmacy department complies with good pharmacy practice and meets applicable legislative requirements.

As part of the application process you will be required to provide the Agency with certain documentation and information.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



Ongoing, subject to renewal and ongoing inspections.


Renewal payments due 31 December each year.



Fees for 2016-17.



Please lodge your completed application and all associated documentation and fees directly with the Agency. Further details on the application process is available directly from the Agency and their website.

Approval time

Please allow up to 6 weeks for your application to be processed.

Administering agency

Victorian Pharmacy Authority

Act(s) name

Pharmacy Regulation Act 2010 (Victoria)

Contact details

Pharmacy Approval Unit
Victorian Pharmacy Authority

Operating address:
Level 2
15 - 31 Pelham Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053


03 9653 1700


03 9653 1750


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