Please note that the information contained in the Authority's web pages is for general information only and does not constitute financial or legal advice. The information has been prepared without reference to the particular needs of your pharmacy or ownership structures. Applicants should not construe any information as legal advice. The Authority recommends that each pharmacist should seek professional financial, legal and taxation advice before making decisions in relation to their pharmacy business premises and ownership structures.
Welcome to the website of the Tasmanian Pharmacy Authority which is the successor to the Pharmacy Board of Tasmania.
The Authority is responsible for the administration of the Pharmacy Control Act 2001 (the Act)
which provides for the regulation of ownership and registration of pharmacy premises.
Please note that the Authority is NOT reponsible for the registration of pharmacists, nor for their training, professional practice or conduct.
In addition to administering the Act, the Authority has issued Guidelines, to assist Pharmacy owners in understanding and complying with the Act. These Guidelines replace the old Pharmacy Code, which became obsolete with the change to the Act and creation of the Authority in 2011.
The Act requires that the owners of a pharmacy business hold an Eligibility Certificate, and that pharmacy business premises are registered.
Pharmacists are reminded that queries about matters which fall outside the Authority's responsibilities (as defined in the Act) need to be directed to the relevant bodies which administer other legislation. Pharmacists have a responsibility to familiarise themselves with all relevant legislation that pertains to their professional practice.
The Pharmaceutical Services Branch of the Department of Health and Human Services administers the Tasmanian Poisons Act 1971; the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) deals with the registration of practitioners under the Health Practitioner National Law 2009 ; and the Therapeutic Goods Administration is the agency which is responsible for regulating therapeutic goods including medicines, medical devices, blood and blood products under the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.
Follow the tabs at the top for information about ownership and premises registration and to access the various forms.
All applications should be mailed (with an electronic version also emailed) to:
Tasmanian Pharmacy Authority
PO Box 1082
Sandy Bay TAS 7005
For a current listing of Registered Premises names and addresses CLICK HERE.
The registration of pharmacists and the handling of complaints about the conduct of a pharmacist is the responsibility of the Pharmacy Board of Australia, which has its services administered by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
In Tasmania, complaints about pharmacist's behaviour can also be referred to the Health Complaints Commissioner.
These bodies can be accessed at the following websites:
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Whilst the information contained in this site has been presented with all due care, the Authority does not guarantee that the information is free from errors or omission. The information is made available on the understanding that the Authority and its employees and agents shall have no liability (including liability by reason of negligence) to users for any loss, damage, cost or expense incurred or arising by reason of any person using or relying on the information and whether caused by reason of any error, negligent act, omission or misrepresentation in the information or otherwise. Furthermore, whilst the information is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of the information. The information may change without notice and the Authority is not in any way liable for the accuracy of any information printed and stored or in any way interpreted and used by a user.
The Authority is committed to protecting the privacy of individuals. The Authority is bound by the Personal Information Protection Act 2004.
You are directed to the Authority's Personal Information Protection Statement, which governs information you provide to the Authority.
Click to access the Authority's Right to Information Statement and the form to apply for assessed disclosure under the Right to Information Act 2009.