Pharmacy Registration - New South Wales

Description

You will require this registration if you intend to operate or be involved in the operation of a pharmacy business in NSW. Only a registered pharmacist, a partnership of registered pharmacists or a pharmacists' body corporate can be involved in the operation of a pharmacy business in NSW.

A pharmacy business involves:

  • the preparation, packaging and / or storage of drugs by or under the supervision of a pharmacist for supply to individual patients or to health care facilities
  • the sale of goods.

This registration is not required if these types of activities are conducted in a public hospital controlled by a public health organisation.

To register your pharmacy business, you must supply details of the premises where the business will be located. You must also supply the names of anyone who will have a financial interest in the business. An individual is considered to have a financial interest in a pharmacy business if they are:

  • an owner of a pharmacy business
  • a partner in a pharmacy business
  • a director and / or shareholder in a pharmacists' body corporate
  • a trustee or beneficiary of a pharmacy business.

You must lodge your application for registration at least 14 days before the intended opening date of your pharmacy business.

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 register a pharmacy business, you must:

  • be a pharmacist, a partnership of registered pharmacists or a pharmacists' body corporate
  • have your pharmacy business name registered with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC)
  • ensure the pharmacy is fully equipped and built to the required specifications set out in the regulations.

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

Commencement

Your application will be assessed at the next Council meeting.

Duration

Annual.

Expiry

30 June each year.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Amount Description
Apply Application $480.00 New pharmacy
Apply Application $480.00

Professional services room

General Miscellaneous -

Further fees may apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Renew Renewal $320.00

On time renewal.

Renew Renewal $400.00 Late renewal.

Act(s) name

Health Practitioner Regulation (Adoption of National Law) Act 2009 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Health Practitioner Regulation (New South Wales) Regulation 2016 NSW

Lodgement process

Renew

All annual renewal fees for a pharmacy business are to be paid before close of business on 30 June.

Additional information

You must provide a detailed floor plan of the proposed pharmacy with your application for registration.

If you intend to gain a financial interest in a pharmacy, you must give at least 14 days written notice to the Pharmacy Council of NSW beforehand. You cannot hold a financial interest in more than 5 pharmacy businesses at one time in NSW.

The Council has the right to request any document in support of an application for registration of a pharmacy business. The Council may charge a fee for an inspection of the register of pharmacies if necessary.

If you intend to establish a professional services room in your pharmacy, you must complete and submit a Professional Services Room Application form.

Disqualified persons or entities

You may not be eligible to register a pharmacy business if:

  • you are not a be a pharmacist, part of a partnership of registered pharmacists or a pharmacists' body corporate
  • your proposed pharmacy is within, partly within or is connected to a supermarket
  • you currently have a financial interest in 5 other pharmacy businesses.

Administering agency

Pharmacy Council of NSW

Contact details

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

General Enquiries

Pharmacy Council of NSW

Operating address: Level 6, North Wing
477 Pitt Street
SYDNEY
New South Wales 2000
Mailing address: Locked Bag 20
HAYMARKET
New South Wales 1238
Phone: 1300 197 177
Fax: 02 9281 2030
Email: mail@pharmacycouncil.nsw.gov.au