PBS for prescribers

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.

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PBS Authorities

We administer the processing of pharmaceutical benefits, safety net claims as well as authority applications.

Read more about PBS Authorities

Pharmacists dispensing in an emergency provision situation

You may have to supply medicines using prescriptions written under emergency provisions.

Read more about dispensing in an emergency provision situation

Streamlined authority process

Approved prescribers need to follow certain procedures to prescribe items that are Authority Required (STREAMLINED) in the Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits.

Read more about streamlined authority process


Pricing of Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme medicine

Detailed information on how prescription medicines are priced under the PBS and RPBS.

Read more about the pricing of PBS medicine

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.

Read more about the National Residential Medication Chart

Page last updated: 8 January 2019