Approval to Supply, Compound or Dispense Medicines in Special Circumstances - Victoria


You will require this approval if you are a registered pharmacist and you intend to supply or dispense medications outside a registered pharmacy premises. Ordinarily prescription medications can only be provided at the registered premises of a pharmacy business or pharmacy department within a hospital or other health organisation.

This approval allows the holder to dispense prescription medications from another place or places, specified in the approval. Approval will only be granted in special circumstances.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

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 approval, you must:

  • Be a registered pharmacist
  • Complete the relevant application form
  • Provide any additional information required by the Agency.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $115.30

Fees for 2017-18.

Renew Renewal All $115.30

Fees for 2017-18.

Administering agency

Victorian Pharmacy Authority

Contact details

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

Pharmacy Approval Unit

Victorian Pharmacy Authority

Operating address: Level 2
15 - 31 Pelham Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053
Phone: 03 9653 1700
Fax: 03 9653 1750