Registration of a Pharmacy Premises - Western Australia


You will require this registration if you intend to operate a pharmacy business at a premises in Western Australia. A pharmacy business is a business that provides pharmaceutical services and goods. This registration is not needed for a pharmacy operated in a public hospital.

You will also require approval if you intend to make significant alterations to the premises at which your pharmacy operates, if your pharmacy relocates, or undergoes a change of ownership.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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 registration, you must:

  • be a pharmacist or friendly society
  • own, or intend to own, a proprietary interest in the pharmacy business you intend to register
  • own, or hold an interest, in no more than three other pharmacy businesses
  • provide any required information or documentation, including the names and contact details of all persons with an interest in the proposed pharmacy business, and copies of any relevant sale agreement, partnership agreement, lease, or security interest
  • maintain records of all prescriptions dispensed from your pharmacy
  • provide plans and specifications of the premises sufficient to show that the premises meet relevant requirements for the competent and safe practice of pharmacy, including demonstrating that the premises are not in, or accessible via, a supermarket
  • complete and submit an application form electronically, accompanied by any relevant documents and the required fee.

Your premises must:

  • be well lit, air conditioned and kept clean and in good repair
  • have at least one door allowing direct access to members of the public from a street or thoroughfare; and
  • have no direct access to any adjoining premises.

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


Up to 12 months.


30 June.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $850.00 -
Renew Renewal All $650.00 -
Transfer Transfer All $850.00

Change of ownership.

Vary Variation All $500.00

Significant alteration to a pharmacy.

Vary Variation All $30.00

Change of pharmacy name.

Act(s) name

Pharmacy Act 2010 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Pharmacy Regulations 2010 Western Australia

Additional information

All applications must be received at least 20 working days prior to a Board meeting.

Administering agency

Pharmacy Registration Board of Western 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:

Enquiries, WA Pharmacy Registry Unit

Pharmacy Registration Board of Western Australia

Operating address: Level 4
130 Stirling Street
Western Australia 6000
Mailing address: PO BOX 8124
Perth BC, Western Australia 6849
Phone: 08 9328 4388
Website: Pharmacy Registration Board of Western Australia (Opens in new window)