The Pharmacy Board of Australia has increased the general registration fee to $408 for 2019-20.
Limiting the increase to indexation at three per cent for pharmacists, the registration will cover the period for most practitioners from December 1, 2019 to November 30, 2020.
A three per cent increase has been applied to the fees for general, provisional, limited registration. According to the board, the increase in fees ensures it has sufficient income to carry out its duties and protect the public. The fee for non-practising registration has been frozen for the second year in a row.
Practitioner registration fees fund the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme and support the board and AHPRA’s continuing efforts to support and develop a safe and mobile Australian workforce.
Registration fees also allow the board to facilitate the provision of high-quality education and training for practitioners.
The fee for practitioners whose principal place of practice is NSW is $478.
A full fee schedule, including the fee arrangements for practitioners whose principal place of practice is NSW, is published on the Board’s website. For further information about the variation in the fee for practitioners whose principal place of practice is NSW, please see the Pharmacy Council of New South Wales website.