19 Sep 2019
The Pharmacy Board of Australia (the Board) has announced the national general registration fee for the pharmacy profession for 2019/20.
The Board has increased the general registration fee, limiting the increase to indexation at 3%, for pharmacists to $408. It will cover the registration period for most practitioners of 1 December 2019 to 30 November 2020.
A 3% increase has been applied to the fees for general, provisional, limited registration. The increase in fees for the 2019/20 period ensures the Board has sufficient income to allow it to carry out its duties and protect the public. The fee for non-practising registration has been frozen for the second year in a row.
Board Chair Brett Simmonds said that that registration fees are used to meet the full cost of regulating the pharmacy profession and that the Board’s costs have been contained as much as possible.
Practitioner registration fees fund the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme and support the Board and AHPRA’s continuing efforts to support and develop a safe and mobile Australian workforce for registered pharmacists and the public in the most efficient way possible.
Registration fees also allow the Board to facilitate the provision of high-quality education and training for practitioners.
The Board is committed to keeping the fee as low as possible, while meeting its regulatory obligations to protect the public.
The fee for practitioners whose principal place of practice is New South Wales is $4781.
A full fee schedule, including the fee arrangements for practitioners whose principal place of practice is NSW, is published on the Board’s website. For further information about the variation in the fee for practitioners whose principal place of practice is NSW, please see the Pharmacy Council of New South Wales website.
• Read the media release from AHPRA and National Boards on the AHPRA website.
• Visit the Pharmacy Board website.
• For online enquiries visit www.ahpra.gov.au/enquiry.
• For registration enquiries: 1300 419 495 (within Australia) +61 3 8708 9009 (overseas callers).
1 NSW is a co-regulatory jurisdiction.