Browse below for some resources and tips for
seeking employment in pharmacy and links to
pharmacy jobs and Australian pharmacy groups.

The following information provides contact details of organisations and services which may be able to assist you as you seek work as a pharmacist or a pharmacy intern.

LocumCo Pharmacy Recruitment & Locum Agency Services
Telephone: 1800 357 001
Mobile: 0414 666 456
LocumCo has almost 30 years of experience matching pharmacy personnel with short and long term staffing requirements for hospital and community based pharmacies Australia-wide.
Raven’s Recruitment
Telephone: 1800 429 829 or 07 5509 5800
Email: info@ravensrecruitment.com.au
Raven’s Recruitment was established in 1987 and is a specialist pharmacy employment agency, placing full-time, part-time and locum Pharmacists as well as Retail Managers and Dispensary Technicians all over Australia. For employers and candidates.
Locumate allows you to create a free profile and share your availability with potential employers. You can get notified of jobs that fit your preferences, accept shifts and communicate with the pharmacy directly, and submit an invoice, all through Locumate.
Jobs in Pharmacy
Email: hello@jobsinpharmacy.com.au
Browse the advertised jobs on the job board and communicate directly with your potential employers here.
Pharmacy SOS
Telephone: 1300 505 247
Email: sos@pharmacysos.com.au
Address: PO Box 2053 Rowville, VIC 3178
Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) Job Board
Australia’s longest running complete online pharmacy locum and employment service
Telephone: 0404 397 352
Email: deon@nationwidepharmacyservices.com.au
My Health Career
Check their website and subscribe to their newsletter to stay up-to-date about careers in the health care industry
Career networking, healthcare and medical job matching
Seek Job Search
Jora Job Search
Indeed Job Search
Gorilla Jobs
Barwon Health Careers
Monash Health Careers
Pharmacy Guild – Intern positions
Be an Australian Pharmacist – Overseas Pharmacist Jobs in Australia

Pharmacy Groups:

Sigma Locums
Telephone: 1300 761 239
Email: sigmalocums@signet.com.au
Sigma Healthcare
Terry White Chemmart
Chemist Warehouse and My Chemist
All jobs for both groups listed at: 
National Pharmacies
Apply directly to pharmacies for advertised positions.
Advantage Group
Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) Jobs Board
There are separate instructions for pharmacy interns on a state by state basis
Friendly Society Pharmacies
Go the Australian Friendly Societies Pharmacies Association website  www.afspa.com.au
The Friendly Societies and the number of pharmacies under each organisation are listed under Our Members 
Blooms the Chemist
Icon Group (Epic Pharmacy, Slade Pharmacy, Slade Health, Icon Cancer Centre).
Wizard Pharmacy
Infinity Pharmacy Group
Pharmacy 777
Life Pharmacy Group
Capital Chemist
Star Pharmacy Group
Direct Chemist Outlet

There are many resources available for those looking for work in the Australian pharmacy industry. We have provided a list below of useful resources and articles.

Tips for Job Seeking

GorillaJobs article ‘Making a 5-year career plan’Click to read
Raven’s Recruitment article ‘Interview Advice and Techniques’ for pharmacy jobs Click to read
Raven’s Recruitment article ‘How to create an effective Résumé and Cover Letter’ Click to read
LocumCo article ‘How to secure a pharmacist job’Click to read
Royal Pharmaceutical Society podcasts ‘A career in industrial pharmacy?’Click to listen
Australian Pharmacist article ‘Transitioning to hospital pharmacy’ Click to read
NPS article ‘You’ve made it to the interview stage… what to do beforehand?’Click to read

Career consultations

As of March 2022, Raven’s Recruitment is currently offering free pharmacy career consultations from experienced pharmacy recruiters. See here for more information.

Advice for early career pharmacists

MyHealthCareer article ‘Your free guide to a career in pharmacy’Click to read
PSA article ‘Pharmacy as a Career’Click to read
MyHealthCareer video ‘4 different career paths from recent pharmacy graduates’Click to watch
LocumCo article ‘Tips for securing a pharmacy internship’ Click to read
SHPA resources for early career pharmacists Click to read
Monash University article and videos on pharmacy career outcomes Click to view
AJP article ’15 ideas for your pharmacy career’Click to read
University of Sydney article ‘Unexpected career opportunities for pharmacists’ Click to read

Read the PSA Pharmacy Careers Guide below.

Click here for information on overseas practitioner registration from the Pharmacy Board.

Click here for information about obtaining recognition for your qualifications from APC.

Click here for information on the skills assessment process from APC.

Raven’s Recruitment has a blog post about the immigration and VISA process, and they can also assist with recruitment.

The Pharmacy Council (APC) in general has a lot of information and guidelines that may help you.

Migrant Skills Incentives

*The previous pilot program has concluded on 29 February 2024*

Please see this page on the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC) website for more information. Please contact APC directly if you have any questions about skills incentives programs.

Immigration Information

Click here to visit the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs Website. There is information on this page about VISAs, citizenship, and other immigration affairs queries.

Moving to Australia from New Zealand to work as a Pharmacist

Click here to visit the Australian Pharmacy Council’s page on the New Zealand Registered Pharmacist Stream skills assessment outcome.

Questions about practicing pharmacy in Australia? Check out this course: Introduction to Australian Pharmacy

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has released a course, Introduction to Australian Pharmacy, which provides a comprehensive understanding of Australian pharmacy.

Click on the link to find out more and register.

After graduating from your pharmacy degree, in order to practice as a pharmacist, you will need to complete pharmacy supervised practice, also known as an internship. Below are some websites that provide further resources for pharmacy students and pharmacy interns. Your preceptor may also be able to provide you with resources.

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia: Intern Training Program
Ph. 1300 110 161  
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia: Intern Training Program
National Alliance for Pharmacy Education (NAPE): Intern Training Program
NAPSA – National Australian Pharmacy Students’ Association

These articles have some specific tips and advice for pharmacy interns.

AJP Article ‘Making the Most of your Intern Year’Click to read
Raven’s Recruitment Article ‘Pharmacy Intern focus – How Raven’s can help you get that job’Click to read
AJP article ‘How to stand out in intern interviews’ Click to read
Raven’s Recruitment article ‘Career options’Click to read
Sydney University article ‘Unexpected career opportunities for pharmacists’ Click to read
Monash University article ‘Why become a pharmacist?’ Click to read
Australian Pharmacist article ‘Expert advice for surviving your intern year’
Click to read
Pharmacy board information on the pathway to registration Click to read

From time to time you may have questions about your rights as an employee. While you can call us for support, there are some services below that can provide you with advice and support. These and other support services can be found on our ‘Useful Links‘ page.

You can also contact your union or insurer for many queries.

Articles and web resources

AJP article ‘5 questions about pharmacy employee rights’
There is also a link to a webinar at the bottom of the article about OH&S: we have made the link available here too.
Click to read
Click to watch
Australian Pharmacist article ‘A fair day’s pharmacy – your rights and obligations’Click to read

Government resources

Fair Work Ombudsman 

13 13 94
8am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday 
Fair Work Commission
The national workplace relations tribunal. 

Australian Human Rights Commission
An independent statutory organisation that works to protect
and promote the human rights of all people in Australia.
It provides information about discrimination and rights
and how to make a complaint. 
1300 656 419 (local call)
or 02 9284 9888
Email: infoservice@humanrights.gov.au

Reviewed 1 Mar 2024