Eligibility Certificate for Pharmacy Ownership - Tasmania


You will need an eligibility certificate if you intend to hold an interest in a pharmacy business. An eligibility certificate (EC) is a licence that confirms the holder's eligibility to have an interest in a pharmacy business. It can cover up to four businesses if all the interests are held in the name of the holder of that EC. Eligibility certificates may be applied for as either:

  • an individual pharmacist
  • a partnership
  • an individual as trustee for a trust
  • a body corporate
  • a body corporate as trustee for a trust.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this certificate you must hold general registration as a pharmacist

If applying as a:

  • partnership - all members of the partnership must be pharmacists.
  • body corporate - all directors must be registered pharmacists and the majority of shareholders must be registered pharmacists.


Twelve months


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Pharmacy Fees (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Pharmacy Control Act 2001 Tasmania

Lodgement process


All documents should be scanned and emailed to the Registrar.

Approval time

Approvals may take 2-6 weeks, depending on the complexity of your application. Please allow sufficient time for this when you lodge your application.

Administering agency

Department of Health

Tasmanian Pharmacy Authority

Contact details

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