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Consumer consultation on the Victorian Pharmacy Authority Guidelines
The VPA is consulting with Victorian consumers on specific areas of the VPA Guidelines relating to the design, layout and condition of pharmacies and hospital pharmacy departments. The VPA invites you to participate in this consultation by completing a questionnaire available here.
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VPA Standards

The Victorian Pharmacy Authority Standards (“the Standards”) were published in the Government Gazette No. G 19 Thursday 12 May 2022 (see pages 2435-2440).

The Standards

  • have been approved by the Victorian Minister for Health;
  • commence on 12 May 2022; and
  • apply to all registered premises in Victoria, except where specifically excluded.

Licensees are responsible for meeting the Standards.

Click here to access the standards



VPA Guidelines

The VPA Guidelines

  • represent the current policies of the Authority;
  • support the Standards and the requirements of the Pharmacy Regulation Act 2010; and
  • should be read in conjunction with
    • the Standards
    • guidelines issued by the Pharmacy Board of Australia
    • standards and guidelines issued by pharmacy professional organisations

Click here to acess the current VPA Guidelines

Note: 4.3.13 Facilities for vaccination services was updated effective 23 September 2021.