The Pharmacy Board has issued a reminder that registration renewals are due by the end of the month
The Board says that the quickest and easiest way to renew registration is online.
When completing renewal this year, pharmacists will be asked to check that their qualifications are recorded correctly on the register.
“This extra step will help us to maintain the integrity of the national register, which helps to protect the public,” the Pharmacy Board says.
Renewal applications received in December will incur a late payment fee in addition to the annual renewal fee.
This is outlined in the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory. A fees schedule is published on the Board’s website here.
Pharmacists, whose application for general registration is received on time or during the following one month late period, can continue practising while their application is processed.
However practitioners who do not apply to renew their registration by 31 December 2017 will have lapsed registration.
They will be removed from the Register of Pharmacists and will not be able to practise their profession in Australia.
Currently more than 28,700 pharmacists hold general or non-practising registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia.