Approval of a Hospital Authority to Supply Pharmaceutical Benefits - Australian Government


You will require this approval if you operate a private hospital and intend to run a hospital pharmacy to supply medicines under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). Approval is granted to the proprietor of the hospital, not the pharmacy.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

For private hospitals, approval may be granted where the benefits are being supplied to patients who receive treatment in or at the hospital.


Approval continues until cancellation requested by hospital authority or the Agency


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

No fees are required. Fees for 2021-22

Act(s) name

National Health Act 1953 Australian Government

Application process


Please lodge your application using the PBS Approved Suppliers Portal.

Administering agency

Department of Health

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:

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Approved Suppliers

Department of Health

Operating address: Sirius Building
23 Furzer Street
Phillip, Australian Capital Territory 2606
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9848
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Toll Free: 1800 316 389