Pharmacists: you may get your PBS Online payment early in December

7 December 2018

We’ll pay your Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Online payments in advance over the holidays.

If your payments are due on Friday 28 December, we’ll pay you a week early - on Friday 21 December 2018.

If you lodge your claims between Thursday 20 and Wednesday 26 December 2018, we’ll process them as normal. You’ll get your payment on  Friday 4 January 2019.

This table summarises our holiday payment schedule.

Claim period Usual payment date New payment date
Thursday 6 to Wednesday 12 December 2018 Friday 21 December 2018 No change
Thursday 13 to Wednesday 19 December 2018 Friday 28 December 2018 Friday 21 December 2018
Thursday 20 to Wednesday 26 December 2018 Friday 4 Jannuary 2019 No change

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Page last updated: 7 December 2018