PBS Safety Net for pharmacists

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

Customer eligibility

Anyone eligible for the PBS is eligible for the PBS Safety Net.

Read more about customer eligibility

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.

Read more about PBS Safety Net thresholds

PBS Safety Net cards

Give your customers PBS Safety Net cards to help them access cheaper PBS medicines.

Read more about PBS Safety Net cards

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.

Read more about PBS Safety Net cross-over arrangements

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.

Read more about PBS Safety Net stationery and forms

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.

Read more about helping your customers get the most out of the PBS Safety Net

Claiming

PBS Safety Net claims

You can claim a payment for issuing PBS Safety Net cards to your customers.

Read more about PBS Safety Net claims

Related subjects

Related payments and services

Page last updated: 11 December 2018