PBS Safety Net thresholds are now lower

3 January 2020

If you spend a lot on PBS medicines, you’ll reach the threshold to access cheaper medicines sooner.

PBS Safety Net thresholds are the amount you need to spend before you can get cheaper medicines.

A lower threshold means you’ll be able to access cheaper PBS medicines quicker. If you combine your family’s PBS amounts, you may reach the threshold even sooner.

From 1 January, the 2020 PBS Safety Net thresholds are:

  • $316.80 for concession card holders
  • $1,486.80 for general customers.

This change can save you up to around $80 per year in out‑of‑pocket costs.

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Page last updated: 3 January 2020