Community pharmacies in the ACT need to be licensed under the Public Health Act 1997. You are also required to comply with the Public Health (Community Pharmacy) Code of Practice 2016.
A pharmacy business owner must be a pharmacist, a complying pharmacy corporation or a former corporate pharmacist in accordance with the Public Health Act 1997.
Failure to have a licence may render a community pharmacy owner liable for penalties or other enforcement action under the Public Health Act 1997.
You can find copies of the relevant legislation and the Code of Practice on the ACT Legislation Register.
Please contact us on 02 5124 9208 for more information.
Please apply online for a Community Pharmacy Licence under the Public Health Act 1997.
The fees for a Community Pharmacy Licence are as follows:
- new licence fee - $625
- renewal of licence (annual) fee - $625
- transfer of ownership fee - $374
Please see the links below for more information: