The Australian Pharmacy Council (APC) is the independent competency assessment body for pharmacists. This is to ensure that pharmacists working in Australia have the required skills and knowledge to deliver safe and effective health care to the community. 

Due to a substantial increase in applications there may be a delay in assessing your application. While we will endeavour to meet our 8 week deadline, in some cases, assessments may take longer to complete.


This message is for existing candidates only.

New candidates will automatically be issued with a username and password.

We have recently enhanced the functionality and usability of our web portal for all our stakeholders.

As part of this improved user experience, you now require new details when using our system.

If you have not been notified of your new username and password please contact us at

We appreciate your assistance.

In this capacity we assess overseas trained retail and hospital pharmacists wishing to migrate and practice in Australia.

The Overseas trained pharmacists section is focused on pharmacists who have gained their pharmacy qualifications in a country outside of Australia and wish to practice in Australia as a registered pharmacist.

The International graduates of Australian & New Zealand pharmacy programs section looks after international students who have graduated from an approved Australian or New Zealand pharmacy program and wish to seek registration in Australia as a pharmacist.