Registration of a Pharmacy Premises - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this registration if you intend to operate a pharmacy business at a premises in Western Australia. A pharmacy business is a business that provides pharmaceutical services and goods. This registration is not needed for a pharmacy operated in a public hospital.

You will also require approval if you intend to make significant alterations to the premises at which your pharmacy operates.

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.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration, you must:

  • Be a pharmacist or friendly society;
  • Own, or intend to own, a proprietary interest in the pharmacy business you intend to register;
  • Own, or hold an interest, in no more than three other pharmacy businesses;
  • Provide plans and specifications of the premises sufficient to show that the premises meet relevant requirements for the competent and safe practice of pharmacy, including demonstrating that the premises are not in, or accessible via, a supermarket;
  • Provide any other required information or documentation, including the names and contact details of all persons with an interest in the proposed pharmacy business, and copies of any relevant sale agreement, partnership agreement, lease, or security interest;
  • Maintain records of all prescriptions dispensed from your pharmacy;
  • Ensure that the premises at which your pharmacy business is conducted are well lit, air conditioned and kept clean and in good repair; and
  • Complete and submit an application form, accompanied by any relevant documents and the required fee.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Up to 12 months.


30 June.



Significant alteration to a pharmacy: $500.


Change of pharmacy name: $30.


Change of ownership: $850.

Administering agency

Pharmacy Registration Board of Western Australia

Act(s) name

Pharmacy Act 2010 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Pharmacy Regulations 2010 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Enquiries, WA Pharmacy Registry Unit
Pharmacy Registration Board of Western Australia

Operating address:
Level 4
130 Stirling Street
Western Australia 6000
Mailing address:
PO BOX 8124
Perth BC, Western Australia 6849


08 9328 4388


08 9328 4399

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