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Pharmacy Board of Australia sets fee for 2023/24

20 Sep 2023

The Pharmacy Board of Australia (the Board) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) have announced the annual registration fee for pharmacists for 2023/24.

The registration fee for pharmacists will increase by 3 per cent to $452 from 20 September. This will cover the registration period from 1 December 2023 to 30 November 2024.

‘The Board recognises the current challenges facing pharmacists and is committed to keeping fee increases as low as possible while ensuring we can meet our regulatory obligations and the expectations of the public and practitioners,’ Pharmacy Board Chair Brett Simmonds said.

Registration fees fund our work

Registration fees fund the work of the National Boards and Ahpra to keep the public safe by:

  • managing applications for registration, including complex applications from internationally qualified practitioners
  • developing professional standards that guide the profession and set expectations
  • investigating and managing concerns about registered health practitioners, including taking immediate action and referring matters to tribunals
  • criminal prosecutions for breaches in advertising and use of title
  • accrediting and approving programs of study that lead to registration
  • funding the work of the Health Ombudsman in Queensland and the National Health Practitioner Ombudsman.

The National Registration and Accreditation Scheme is self-funded with each Board responsible for meeting the full costs of regulating their profession.

The fees for each National Board must also reflect the risk and complexity of the individual professions, as well as the resources needed to address them. The National Boards work closely with Ahpra to keep fees as low as possible while continuing to meet regulatory obligations and the expectations of the public and practitioners. The National Boards and Ahpra receive no government funding.

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Page reviewed 20/09/2023