Public Health (Community Pharmacy) Code of Practice - Australian Capital Territory


You will be required to comply with this code of practice if you intend to operate a pharmacy business in the Australian Capital Territory. The code sets out operational rules for pharmacies, including:

  • the reference material that must be available to the pharmacist
  • how the premises must be constructed, set up and maintained
  • rules for the pharmacist in charge
  • how to manage the business if the pharmacist passes away.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Public Health Act 1997 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Public Health Regulation 2000 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Health Directorate

Health Protection Service

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

General Enquiries, Health Protection Service

Health Protection Service

Health Directorate

Operating address: Howard Florey Centenary House
25 Mulley Street
Australian Capital Territory 2611
Phone: 02 6205 1700
Fax: 02 6205 1705