Pharmacy Medicines Rural Communities Licence - Australian Capital Territory


You will require this licence if you intend to operate a pharmacy business in a rural community within the Australian Capital Territory.

The licence entitles the holder to issue, obtain, possess or sell licensed medicine by retail in a rural community. For the purposes of this licence a rural community is any community more than 25km by the shortest practical route to the nearest community pharmacy.

Please use the contact details below to find out 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 licence you must:

  • Submit a written application
  • Provide evidence the business carried out will be of selling goods by retail
  • Provide information that the premises conducting the sale, will be more than 25km by the shortest practical route to the nearest community pharmacy
  • Have the approved knowledge, training and experience
  • Comply with any other requirements that may be set.

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


Licences are usually issued for 1 year, however up to 3 year licences may be available subject to some limitations.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $125.00 -
Vary Variation All $36.00

Amendment of a licence.

Act(s) name

Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 2008 ACT

Regulation(s) name

Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008 ACT

Administering agency

Health Directorate

Population Health Division

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Pharmaceutical Services

Population Health Division

Health Directorate

Operating address: Howard Florey Centenary House,
25 Mulley Street
Australian Capital Territory 2611
Mailing address: Locked Bag No.5005
Weston Creek
Australian Capital Territory 2611
Phone: 02 62073974
Fax: 02 32050997