We receive many information requests about different aspects of pharmacy that we do not have a jurisdiction over.
While we would be delighted to assist with any enquiry, we are not authorised to do so. Please see below for some areas of pharmacy we do not have authority over and which organisations may be able to help you.
If you own a pharmacy or wish to purchase a pharmacy, need a premises inspection approval or need any information regarding the purchase of a pharmacy, you need to contact the registration board in your local state or territory:
New South Wales
Pharmacy Council of New South Wales
Telephone: 1300 197 177, select option 3.
Victorian Pharmacy Authority
Telephone: 03 9356 8407
Pharmacy Ownership section
Drugs and Poisons Policy and Regulation Unit
Division of the Chief Health Officer
Telephone: 07 3328 9808
Pharmacy Regulation Authority
Telephone: 08 8267 6218
Pharmacy Registration Board of Western Australia
Telephone: 08 9328 4388
Australian Capital Territory
Telephone: 02 6205 0961
Pharmacy Premises Committee
Telephone: 08 8922 7035
Practising pharmacists in Australia
If you wish to register as a registered pharmacist in Australia, you need to contact the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) on 1300 419 495.
If you wish to make a complaint about the practice (health, performance or conduct) of a currently registered pharmacist in Australia, you need to contact Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) on 1300 419 495.
If you need a visa to work in Australia as a pharmacist, you will need to contact the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. We are unable to provide any information or advice on visas or immigration issues.
For information on supervised practice (internship): www.pharmacyboard.gov.au/Registration/Internships.aspx
The Intern oral examination is conducted by the Pharmacy Board of Australia further information is available on their website at www.pharmacyboard.gov.au/Registration/Internships/Schedule-of-Oral-Examinations.aspx
Medications and Drugs
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is responsible for regulating the supply, import, export, manufacturing and advertising of therapeutic goods. This includes medications and drugs.