Some of the major pharmacy organisations in Australia which can assist and support pharmacists are listed here. For more information please refer to their individual websites.
Australian Friendly Societies Pharmacies Association www.afspa.com.au
AFSPA is a national body representing the interests of its members who are not-for-profit Friendly Society Pharmacies. The website lists the locations and contact details of friendly society pharmacies around Australia.
Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency www.ahpra.gov.au
Registration authority for health practitioners including pharmacists
For all enquiries about registrations, applications, general information phone 1300 419 495 or use the web enquiry form available on the website. For notifications about a health practitioner follow the instructions and use the form available on the website: if further information is required, phone 1300 419 495.
Pharmacy Board of Australia www.pharmacyboard.gov.au
Access via AHPRA or phone 1300 419 495.
Manages registration of pharmacists and provides registration standards, codes, and guidelines for pharmacists.
Australian Pharmacy Council (APC) www.pharmacycouncil.org.au
An accreditation agency for schools of pharmacy and their programs, intern training programs and agencies which can accredit CPD. Conducts written exams on behalf of the Pharmacy Board of Australia. Assesses the qualifications and skills of overseas trained pharmacists and international students graduating from an Australian pharmacy program to determine their eligibility to apply to commence the registration process.
Phone: (02) 6188 4288
Professionals Australia www.professionalsaustralia.org.au
Professional Pharmacists Australia (PPA) – Pharmacy Division of Professionals Australia www.professionalpharmacists.com.au/
PPA is the union that represents non-owner pharmacists who work in Australian community pharmacies – for community pharmacist employment conditions
Professionals Australia offers expert advice on your pay, your conditions, and your rights at work for community pharmacists, interns and pharmacy students.
Professionals Australia Member Service Centre Phone: 1300 273 762
Association of Hospital Pharmacists (HSU Victoria No.4 Branch) www.msav.org.au
For hospital pharmacist employment conditions in Victoria
Level 1, 62 Lygon Street
Carlton South VIC 3053
Phone: (03) 9623 9623
Pharmaceutical Defence Limited www.pdl.org.au
Notification of incidents or dispensing errors: call 1300 854 838
Arranges professional indemnity insurance for pharmacists and provides support and advice after dispensing errors or other incidents. Also provides legal advice on matters relating to the practice of pharmacy.
Phone: 1300 854 838
Pharmaceutical Society of Australia www.psa.org.au
Professional pharmacy membership organisation for Australian pharmacists: for more information about services please refer to the website. PSA has branches in every state of Australia. Refer to the website for state branch contact details or phone 1300 369 772 to reach the nearest state branch.
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia www.guild.org.au
A membership organisation representing community pharmacy, registered under the Fair Work Act as an employers’ association. PGA provides workplace relations advice and support to pharmacy owners. PGA has branches in each state of Australia. Refer to the website for state branch contact details.
Guild Insurance www.guildinsurance.com.au
Business and indemnity insurance cover specifically designed with the needs of pharmacists in mind. Call 1800 810 213 for enquiries or for 24/7 claims support.
The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia www.shpa.org.au
A professional pharmacy membership organisation which particularly represents pharmacists practising in hospitals and other health care facilities. For more information about the services available please refer to their website. SHPA has branches in every state of Australia and state contact details are available on the website.
Phone (Federal Office): (03) 9486 0177
State Pharmacy Authorities
These authorities are responsible for the regulation of pharmacy ownership and the licensing of the premises of pharmacy businesses, pharmacy departments and pharmacy depots. They usually provide guidelines on pharmacy design and pharmacy practice in these settings.
Health Protection Service | ACT Health
Locked Bag 5005 WESTON CREEK ACT 2611
Phone: (02) 6205 1700
Fax: 02 6205 1705
Contact: Vivien Bevan, Chief Pharmacist
The Pharmacy Council of New South Wales
Level 6 North Wing 477 Pitt Street
SYDNEY NSW 2001
Locked Bag 20 HAYMARKET NSW 1238
Phone: 1300 197 177
Fax: (02) 9281 2030
Contact: Nina Beeston, Executive Officer
Pharmacy Premises Committee
Environmental Health | Department of Health
2nd Floor Casuarina Plaza DARWIN NT 0800
PO Box 40596 CASUARINA NT 0811
Phone: (08) 8922 7341
Fax: (08) 8922 7200
Contact: Peter Kern, Registrar
Medicines Regulation and Quality
Locked bag 21 FORTITUDE VALLEY QLD 4006
Phone: (07) 3708 5258
Contact: Bill Loveday, Medicines Regulation and Quality, Queensland Health
Pharmacy Regulation Authority South Australia (PRASA)
Suite 4,12-20 Bagot Street NORTH ADELAIDE SA 5006
Phone: (08) 8267 6218 or (08) 7071 5539
Fax: (08) 8267 6230
Contact: Peter Halstead, General Manager
Tasmanian Pharmacy Authority
PO Box 1082 SANDY BAY TAS 7005
Phone: 0417 752 348
Contact: Margie (Cole) Shuley, Registrar
Victorian Pharmacy Authority
Level 2 15-31 Pelham Street CARLTON VIC 3053
Phone: (03) 9356 1700
Fax: (03) 9356 1750
Contact: Aaron Bawden, Registrar
Pharmacy Registration Board of Western Australia
Level 4 130 Stirling Street PERTH WA 6000.
P.O. Box 8124 PERTH BC 6849 WA
Phone: (08) 9328 4388
Fax: (08) 9328 4399
Contact: Guy Brandon, Registrar