This page is designed to provide general information about pharmacy in Australia. It's primary focus is to assist pharmacy students with their work but others who might find it useful include school students and overseas pharmacists contemplating a career in pharmacy in Australia, journalists and practising pharmacists themselves. The links provided have been supplied by the parties concerned in almost all instances. The Resource page is always a work in progress and we welcome suggestions for additional information to include. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This entry in Wikipedia, although not specifically about Australian pharmacy, provides good general background information.
Pharmacy Organisations in Australia
As well as reviewing the specific links provided below, other relevant information can be found by exploring the websites of the organisations shown.
What is the Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy (AACP) what does it do?
("About AACP" and "Accreditation" are the most relevant links)
What is the Pharmacist's Division of APESMA (PDA) and what does it do? (warning: large file, 797kb)
Aspects of Australian Pharmacy
What is the 4th (Community Pharmacy) agreement?
What are Home Medicines Reviews (HMRs)?
What are Residential Medication Management Reviews?
Rural and Remote Pharmacy
Rural Pharmacy Orientation Website: This site provides access to a wealth of resources that will assist pharmacy students undertaking placements in Australia's rural & remote, and pharmacists interested in engaging in rural and remote pharmacy practice.
Information for overseas pharmacists
Australian Pharmacy Examining Council - The Australian Pharmacy Examining Council Incorporated (APEC) was established to assist overseas trained pharmacists to obtain registration in Australia and thus enable them to practise their profession in Australia. This website contains lots of useful information for these pharmacists.