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.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
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.
Please allow up to 6 weeks for your application to be processed.
Victorian Pharmacy Authority
Pharmacy Regulation Act 2010 (Victoria)
The information contained on the Australian Business Licence and Information Service
(ABLIS) web site, or via packages or other sources is intended for general guidance
To the full extent permitted by law, the Federal, State, Territory and Local Governments
make no representations or warranties (expressed or implied) in relation to the
information, including its accuracy, currency or completeness.
The business information provided does not constitute professional or legal advice,
nor is the use of any third party resource an endorsement of the information contained,
the associated organisation, product or service. It is recommended that you obtain
appropriate professional and /or independent legal advice to ensure that the material
provided here is relevant to your particular circumstances.
To the full extent permitted by law the Federal, State, Territory and Local Governments,
their employees and agents do not accept any liability for any reason, including
without limitation, liability in negligence, to any person for the general information
which is provided herein, or in respect of anything, including the consequences
of anything done, or not done, by any such person in whole or partial reliance upon