Annual renewal of pharmacy registration
The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (NSW) No 86a requires pharmacy businesses in New South Wales to be subject to approval of the Pharmacy Council of New South Wales and included on the Register of Pharmacies maintained by the Council.
Maintenance of a current approval is subject to payment of the annual renewal of pharmacy registration fee. The annual registration period for pharmacies is from 1 July to 30 June. Annual renewal notices are posted to 'the proprietor' of each pharmacy in May, with payment of the renewal of registration fee due by 30 June.
Proprietors should note that from 2017 the following will apply:
- Annual renewal payments made by the 30 June due date will result in the approval of pharmacy premises for a further 12 month period to 30 June in following year.
- Annual renewal payments made during July will incur a late fee of $80.00. Payment of the renewal fee and the late fee will result in the approval of pharmacy premises for a further 12 month period to 30 June the following year.
- Annual renewal payments will not be accepted after 31 July. Approval of pharmacy premises will be revoked, the pharmacy will be removed from the Register of Pharmacies and the Department of Human Services/Medicare will be notified if Council has not received payment of the relevant fee by 31 July. Proprietors wishing to obtain a current approval will be required to submit an application for a new pharmacy.
Renewal of pharmacy registrations can be completed online through the Council's website. Users will be requested to login using the username and password provided with the renewal notice.
Declaration of financial interest
The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (NSW) No 86a (the Law) requires that all persons holding a financial interest in a pharmacy must submit an annual declaration to the Pharmacy Council regarding such interest. Failure to submit a completed annual Declaration of Financial Interest by the due date is a contravention of Clause 15 of Schedule F of the Law. View/download the Annual Declaration Form.
The due date for annual declarations is 30 June each year. Declaration of Financial Interest notices are posted annually in May to all persons who held a financial interest during the preceding 12 month return period 1 May to 30 April. The annual declaration must be completed for each pharmacy in which the holder held an interest during the 12 month period, whether or not the holder has since sold or otherwise divested themselves of that interest.