Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Prescriber Registration / Number - Australian Government

Description

You will require this approval if you are a registered health professional and you intend to prescribe medicines under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). A PBS prescriber number will enable you to prescribe medication under the PBS.

You will be able to receive a prescriber number if you work in one of the following health professions:

  • general and medical practitioners
  • nurse practitioners
  • midwives
  • dentists
  • optometrists.

This may be permitted in an area where the community does not have a convenient and efficient pharmaceutical service.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval you must:

  • be registered with the national board relevant to your health profession and / or Australian Health Professional Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • provide written confirmation that you have been endorsed to prescribe medication from your state or territory registration authority
  • have successfully undertaken an approved prescribing qualification
  • be working from a location where no pharmacist is operating within a reasonable distance.

You cannot receive a prescriber number if you are an allied health professional.

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

Duration

Ongoing. However, you will need to reapply if you change locations.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

No fees are required.

Act(s) name

National Health Act 1953 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Regulations 2017 Australian Government

Additional information

You will need more than one prescriber number if you provide services in multiple health professions.

Administering agency

Department of Social Services

Services Australia

Medicare 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:

PBS General Enquiries

Medicare Australia

Services Australia

Department of Social Services

Australian Capital Territory
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9826
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 13 22 90
Email: pbs@medicareaustralia.gov.au

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:

PBS General Enquiries

Medicare Australia

Services Australia

Department of Social Services

New South Wales
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9826
Sydney, New South Wales 2001
Phone: 13 22 90
Email: pbs@medicareaustralia.gov.au

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

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PBS General Enquiries

Medicare Australia

Services Australia

Department of Social Services

Northern Territory
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9826
Darwin, Northern Territory 0801
Phone: 13 22 90
Email: pbs@medicareaustralia.gov.au

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

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PBS General Enquiries

Medicare Australia

Services Australia

Department of Social Services

Queensland
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9826
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 13 22 90
Email: pbs@medicareaustralia.gov.au

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

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PBS General Enquiries

Medicare Australia

Services Australia

Department of Social Services

South Australia
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9826
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Phone: 13 22 90
Email: pbs@medicareaustralia.gov.au

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

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PBS General Enquiries

Medicare Australia

Services Australia

Department of Social Services

Tasmania
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9822
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 13 22 90
Email: pbs@medicareaustralia.gov.au

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

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PBS General Enquiries

Medicare Australia

Services Australia

Department of Social Services

Victoria
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9826
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 13 22 90
Email: pbs@medicareaustralia.gov.au

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:

PBS General Enquiries

Medicare Australia

Services Australia

Department of Social Services

Western Australia
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9826
Perth, Western Australia 6001
Phone: 13 22 90
Email: pbs@medicareaustralia.gov.au