Pharmacists must be registered with the Board, and meet the Board's registration standards in order to practise in Australia.
Frequently asked questions about the National Scheme are available on the AHPRA website. Comprehensive information about the registration process is also available.
Under the National Law, pharmacists have obligations they must meet in order to be registered and while practising.
This infographic shows the obligations of a registered pharmacist.
Obligations of a registered pharmacist - Infographic (429 KB,PDF), Word version (359 KB,DOCX)
The pharmacy registration types are:
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.
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.
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) supports the 14 National Boards in their role of protecting the public and setting standards and policies that all registered health practitioners must meet.
AHPRA and the National Boards work together to register and renew health practitioners and, where required, investigate complaints or concerns regarding health practitioners.
AHPRA's operations are governed by the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law which came into effect on 1 July 2010. This law applies in each Australian state and territory, and is sometimes referred to on our sites as ‘the National Law’.
All health practitioners registered to practise are included on the national register of practitioners which is managed by AHPRA.
Find out more about AHPRA.