Community Pharmacy Licence - Australian Capital Territory


You will need to apply for this licence if you intend to operate a community pharmacy in the Australian Capital Territory. A community pharmacy is any pharmacy that is located outside of an institution.

You will not need this licence if you operate a pharmacy inside any of the following institutions:

  • a hospital
  • a residential aged care facility
  • a residential disability care facility
  • any institution used for the accommodation, treatment and care of people suffering from mental or physical conditions.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.


Remains in force until suspended or cancelled


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $652.00 Fees for 2022-23
Renew Renewal All $652.00 Fees for 2022-23
Transfer Transfer All $390.00 Fees for 2022-23


Act(s) name

Public Health Act 1997 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Public Health Regulation 2000 Australian Capital Territory

Application process


The application must include the signature by the applicant, the specifics of the public health risk activity, the premises on or from which the applicant intends to carry on the public health risk activity and accompanied by a sketch plan of the premises.

Please lodge your application directly with the Agency.

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.