Approval to Carry on Another Business or Activity in a Pharmacy Premises - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this approval if you intend to carry out another business or activity in a registered pharmacy premises. Ordinarily, a registered pharmacy premises can only be used as a pharmacy, and other business activities are not permitted.

A business or activity carried out by someone other than the owner of the premise must be compatible with the pharmacy business. Any approval to carry out business or activity may impose conditions on the proprietors of the pharmacy business.

The business or activity must not interfere with pharmacy staff or client, security and privacy of the pharmacy, and transactions and dispensation of medicines.

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

Any business carried on within the pharmacy (by a person other than the owner of the pharmacy business) must be compatible with the pharmacy business.

Applications must be made to the Agency in writing, and must contain the following information:

  • Details of the proposed business including a description of the goods and services to be offered by that business;
  • A plan of the approved premises showing where the business is to be located within the premises; and
  • Details of signs to identify the business and its proprietor.



No fee.

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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