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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.


The Tasmanian Pharmacy Authority, which commenced operations on 1 February 2011, was established under section 6 of the Pharmacy Control Act 2001 (the Act).

Membership of the Authority
Section 7 of the Act defines the membership of the Authority as:
- Two pharmacists; and
- One person, who is not a pharmacist, to represent the interests of consumers.

The members are appointed by the Minister. Following the resignation of pharmacist member Martin Neumeyer in March 2018 (due to a change in his employment) and the end of Kym Child's term, there were two vacant positions. Kym Child chose not to seek a further term, so the Minister made two new appointments, effective 1 October 2018 - 1 October 2021.

Current Authority Members
Rhys Jones, Pharmacist Member (Chair)
Kimbra (Kim) Fitzmaurice, Pharmacist Member
Christine (Chris) Arnott, representing the interests of consumers.

Authority Meetings
The Authority meets monthly on the first Wednesday of each month. Agendas and the meeting papers are sent to members a clear week before this, so the closing date for agenda items is 8 working days before the meeting.

The January Meeting is not held on the first Wednesday of the month due to public holidays, and is usually held as an electronic meeting, with papers sent to members during the second week of January. Therefore the closing date for the January meeting is the first Friday of January.

Authority Registrar
The Authority Registrar works as an independent contractor on a part time basis. This position is responsible for the provision of administrative and accounting services to the Authority. The Registrar is the first contact point for enquiries.

From 1st October 2018, the Authority appointed Sharon Armstrong as its Registrar. Sharon replaces Margie Shuley (previously Margie Cole) who filled the position in mid-June 2018 while recruitment action for a new Registrar occurred. The Registrar can be contacted at:

The Registrar
Tasmanian Pharmacy Authority
PO Box 1082
Sandy Bay TAS 7006

Mobile: 0417 752 348

Email: registrar@pharmacyauthority.tas.gov.au

Annual Report
The Authority is required to submit an annual report and audited financial statements to the Minister for Health, in accordance with section 20 of the Act. The report is appended to the annual report of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), which is tabled in both Houses of Parliament.

The Tasmanian Pharmacy Authority's Annual Report 2011-12, as appended to the DHHS report, is available here.
The Tasmanian Pharmacy Authority's Annual Report 2012-13, as appended to the DHHS report, is available here.
The Tasmanian Pharmacy Authority's Annual Report 2013-14, as appended to the DHHS report, is available here.
The Tasmanian Pharmacy Authority's Annual Report 2014-15, as appended to the DHHS report, is available here.
The Tasmanian Pharmacy Authority's Annual Report 2015-16, as appended to the DHHS report, is available here.
The Tasmanian Pharmacy Authority's Annual Report 2016-17, as appended to the DHHS report, is available here.
The Tasmanian Pharmacy Authority's Annual Report 2017-18, as appended to the DHHS report, is available here.



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