PBS for pharmacists

Department of Human Services can grant pharmacists approval to supply Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) subsidised items in accordance with section 90 of the National Health Act 1953.

From 1 January 2019, the Department of Health (Health) will be responsible for approving pharmacists to supply PBS subsidised items. Read more about approved suppliers on Health’s website.

The PBS and RPBS make many prescription medicines more affordable for Australians and eligible overseas visitors.

We process claims from pharmacists and reimburse them for the medicines they supply. We also protect the PBS by preventing and detecting incorrect and inappropriate use of the program.

Page last updated: 20 September 2019