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Welcome to the website of the Victorian Pharmacy Authority (VPA) which is the successor in law to the Pharmacy Board of Victoria. The VPA is responsible for administration of the Pharmacy Regulation Act 2010 (the Act) which provides for the regulation of pharmacy businesses, pharmacy departments and pharmacy depots.


The Act requires the owners of pharmacy businesses, pharmacy departments and pharmacy depots to hold a licence and the premises of pharmacy businesses, pharmacy departments and pharmacy depots to be registered.

21 August 2015
Circular No 4

Please click here to access the circular.


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21 August 2015
August Communiqué

Attachment: August 2015 Communique.pdf

The Victorian Pharmacy Authority (the Authority) met on 11 August 2015 at the Authority offices.


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27 July 2015
July Communique

Attachment: July 2015 Communique.pdf


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26 June 2015
Public consultation

You are invited to provide feedback on this public consultation.

Review of Victorian Pharmacy Authority Guidelines

Please provide your feedback by email to enquiries@pharmacy.vic.gov.au by close of business Friday 31 July 2015.

Public consultation

The Victorian Pharmacy Authority (the Authority) is releasing the draft Victorian Pharmacy Authority Guidelines 2015. You are invited to provide your comments on the draft Guidelines by close of business on Friday 31 July 2015. The Authority will consider the consultation feedback on the draft Authority Guidelines before finalising them for publication on its website.

The draft guidelines can be accessed here.


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11 June 2015
Urgent Notice

Renewal of Licences for owners and Registration of premises

Payment must be made before 1 July 2015 in accordance with the provisions of the Pharmacy Regulation Act 2010 with no allowance for late payment.

Please contact the Authority offices if you have not received your licence or registration renewal notice(s).

Please note that a BPAY payment option has been introduced for the first time this year, and that certificates and receipts will be distributed by email.


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09 June 2015
May Communique

Attachment: may_2015.pdf


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01 May 2015
Circular 3

View it here.


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20 April 2015
April Communiqué

Attachment: April 2015.pdf


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11 March 2015
March Communiqué

Attachment: March 2015.pdf


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27 March 2015
VPA Business Plan 2015-2016

Attachment: VPA BUSINESS PLAN 2015.pdf


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NB. The registration of pharmacists and the handling of complaints about the conduct or health of a pharmacist is the responsibility of the Pharmacy Board of Australia which has its services administered by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. (click here for more)