Information for pharmacists to help their customers access the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and PBS Safety Net
The PBS makes a large range of prescription medicine more affordable for Australians and eligible overseas visitors.
The PBS Safety Net further reduces the cost of PBS prescription medicines for individuals and families who reach a threshold.
About eligible customers
Anyone eligible for the PBS is eligible for the PBS Safety Net.
PBS Safety Net thresholds
The PBS Safety Net thresholds are the thresholds your customers need to reach before accessing PBS medicines even cheaper. They’re updated on 1 January.
PBS Safety Net cards
Give your customers PBS Safety Net cards to help them access cheaper PBS medicines.
PBS Safety Net cross-over arrangements
In a calendar year, a patient or their family member’s entitlement status may change between general patient and concessional patient.
Serving your customers
PBS Safety Net stationery and forms
We've developed a range of PBS Safety Net products to help you administer the PBS Safety Net.
Helping your customers get the most out of the PBS Safety Net
Help your customers link their family members under the PBS Safety Net, claim refunds for PBS medicines and get vital prescriptions dispensed early.
PBS Safety Net claims
You can claim a payment for issuing PBS Safety Net cards to your customers.