Pharmacy Business Licence - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to operate a pharmacy business. A pharmacy may be operated by an individual, company or friendly society.

A pharmacy business is any business that supplies, compounds and dispenses medicines, and provides advice and counselling on the effective and safe use of medicines. Other goods may also be sold by the business, including other health products, as well as beauty products and gifts.

This licence authorises you to run a pharmacy business from a particular premise. A separate licence is required for each premise where you intend to run a pharmacy business.

The premises must also be registered as a pharmacy premises before you can open your business.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

The premises must also be registered as a pharmacy premises before you can open your business. To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • Be a registered pharmacist (if you are applying as an individual); or
  • Apply on behalf of a company whose directors are all registered pharmacists and in which all shares are held by registered pharmacists; and
  • Ensure that your facilities, equipment, security and management will comply with good pharmacy practice and legislative requirements.

A registered pharmacist, or pharmacy company, cannot own nor have a financial interest in more than 5 separate pharmacy businesses.

Complete information on eligibility will be required as part of the application process. You will be required to provide documentation of the following:

  • Proof of the qualifications and registration status of all proposed business operators and managers;
  • Details of the business structure and property leases;
  • Services and activities to be on offer;
  • Operations, premises and security plans; and
  • Insurance and staffing arrangements.

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

Prerequisites

Duration

Ongoing, subject to renewal and ongoing inspections.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$254.50

Fees for 2016-17.

Lodgement

Apply

Please lodge your completed application and all associated documentation and fees directly with the Agency. Further details on the application process are 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 6
369 Royal Parade
Parkville, Victoria 3052

Phone:

03 93568400

Fax:

03 93480608
enquiries@pharmacy.vic.gov.au

Website:

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