Changes to PBS online payments

8 March 2019

If you’re an approved supplier of PBS and RPBS medicines and claim for these online you’ll soon be able to get your payment faster.

From 21 March 2019, when you claim online for Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and Repatriation Pharmaceuticial Benefits Scheme (RPBS) medicines, you’ll get your payment within 2 to 9 days. 

The payment cycle depends on the date you make your online claim. For example, if you submit your claim between:

  • 21 March and 27 March, you’ll be paid on Friday 29 March
  • 28 March and 3 April, you’ll be paid on Friday 5 April.

If you submit your claim before 21 March, we’ll use the current payment cycle and you’ll be paid within 9 to 16 days.

This means if you submit your claim between 14 and 20 March, you’ll be paid on Friday 29 March.

Next steps

Read more about claiming online for PBS medicines.

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Page last updated: 22 October 2019