Changes to PBS online payments

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
  • between 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

Page last updated: 14 March 2019

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