The final countdown

The team from 2019 Pharmacy of the Year, Flannery's Pharmacy, Forbes, pose with Health Minister Greg Hunt (centre)

The five finalists in the running for Pharmacy of the Year 2020 have been named

There are five finalists in the running for the most anticipated award in community pharmacy: Pharmacy of the Year 2020.

The five finalists, revealed today by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, are: 

  • Capital Chemist Chisholm, ACT
  • Moama Pharmacy, NSW
  • LiveLife Pharmacy Bowen, Queensland
  • Wheatbelt Health Centre Pharmacy, Northam, WA
  • Wizard Pharmacy, Kalgoorlie, WA

As has occurred in previous years, there will be winners selected in three separate categories 

  • Business Management
  • Community Engagement
  • Professional Innovation

The overall winner will be chosen from the three category winners.

Spokesperson for the judging group Nick Panayiaris, Pharmacy Guild of Australia National Councillor and President of the South Australian branch of the Guild, said a feature of the competition was the continuing improvement in the level of innovation and patient-centric services displayed each year.

“Once again this year the standard has continued to rise and the five finalists have shown foresight and adaptability in developing their pharmacies for growth, sustainability – and most importantly, improved outcomes for their patients,” he said.

The award aims to find the country’s top pharmacy. It acknowledges the most innovative and adaptable pharmacy businesses that strive to serve the needs and preferences of patients and the community by providing comprehensive, holistic health services, medication advice, management and safety.

The overall Guild Pharmacy of the Year winner will be announced at APP2020 being held on the Gold Coast from 19-22 March 2020.

Full articles and interviews with each of the five finalists will be featured in the November AJP magazine. 

Pharmacy of the Year: The honours board

2000 Berwick Amcal Pharmacy, Vic
2001 The Range Pharmacy, Qld
2002 Friendlies Chemist, WA
2003 Maleny Amcal, Qld
2004 Warnbro Fair Chemist, WA
2005 Morgan and Rule Pharmacy, Vic
2006 Palm Springs Pharmacy, WA
2007 Dupuy’s Pharmacy, Mt Pleasant, WA and Robe Pharmacy, SA (joint)
2008 Terry White Chemists, Myer Centre, Brisbane, Qld
2009 Nick Logan Pharmacist Advice, Artarmon, NSW
2010 South City Chemmart, Bunbury, WA
2011 Orana Mall Pharmacy, Dubbo, NSW
2012 Cape York Guardian Pharmacy, Weipa, Qld
2013 Lim’s Pharmacy, Springvale, Vic
2014 Capital Chemist Charnwood, ACT
2015 Kimberley Pharmacy Services, WA
2016 Pharmacy 777 Nollamara, WA
2017 Lucy Walker Chemmart Goondiwindi, Qld
2018 Southcity Pharmacy Wagga Wagga, NSW
2019 Flannery’s Pharmacy, Forbes, NSW


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1 Comment

  1. Mike anderson

    Congrats to Flannery’s Pharmacy, Forbes, NSW
    An impressive result given the stress on rural communities during this long drought and made worse by the lack of rural GPs

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