Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary - Australian Government


You may be required to comply with this code if you intend to operate a pharmacy practice.

The Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary describes drugs and medicinal preparations. It is specifically designed for use in everyday pharmacy practice and will assist pharmacists in the provision of pharmaceutical services that promote optimal health outcomes though the quality use of medicines.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) 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

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Comply All Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

National Health Act 1953 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Regulations 2017 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

Pharmacy Board of Australia

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:


Pharmacy Board of Australia

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

Mailing address: GPO BOX 9958
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 1300 419 495