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 the work of the National Boards and Ahpra to keep the public safe by:
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.