Pharmacy Board of Australia
Pharmacy Board of Australia



Pharmacists must be registered with the Board, and meet the Board's registration standards in order to practice in Australia.

If you were registered with a State or Territory registration board as at 30 June 2010 you will have automatically transitioned to the new national registration and accreditation scheme. Your registration is now recognised in the States and Territories of Australia that have enacted the National Law.

Frequently asked questions about the National Scheme are available on the AHPRA website. Comprehensive information about the registration process is also available

Registration Types

The new pharmacy registration types are:

  • general registration
  • limited registration:
    • postgraduate training or supervised practice
    • area of need
    • teaching or research
    • in the public interest
  • provisional registration
  • non-practising registration
  • student registration

Information for pharmacy interns with provisional registration seeking general registration:

Pharmacists who have become qualified outside of Australia or New Zealand and wish to apply for registration can find information on our overseas practitioner registration page.

Converting to new Registration types

The Pharmacy Registration Transition Plan shows how registration types in place in each State and Territory converted to the new registration types and endorsements under the National Law after 1 July 2010.

Additional information

Page reviewed 22/01/2015