Some PBS medicines need written authority approval due to their clinical use or other special features.
This includes a number of Complex Authority Required (CAR) drugs.
These medicines won’t be PBS subsidised without authority approval, and we can’t grant retrospective approval.
There are several ways you can apply for authority approval for the Written Authority Required Drugs.
Find a subsidy by drug, program or condition
We have other payments, services and subjects to help you with Written Authority Required Drugs.
Page last updated: 22 February 2019