Information for approved prescribers about the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
Prescribing PBS items
The Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits (the Schedule) lists all items subsidised under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and provides details of how to prescribe them.
We administer the processing of pharmaceutical benefits, safety net claims as well as authority applications.
Pharmacists dispensing in an emergency provision situation
You may have to supply medicines using prescriptions written under emergency provisions.
Streamlined authority process
Approved prescribers need to follow certain procedures to prescribe items that are Authority Required (STREAMLINED) in the Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits.
Pricing of Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme medicine
Detailed information on how prescription medicines are priced under the PBS and RPBS.
National Residential Medication Chart
You can use the National Residential Medication Chart (NRMC) to prescribe most PBS medicines for your patients in residential aged care facilities.