From the first of September 2023, 60-day prescriptions are available for nearly 100 common medicines listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, or PBS. Health professionals can prescribe a 60-day supply of these medicines if they think it is appropriate for your health condition.
In many cases, a 60-day prescription means you can buy 60 days’ worth of medicine for the cost of a single prescription.
It also means you won't need to visit your doctor or pharmacy as often to fill or renew a script for that medicine. This will save time and reduce travel costs for some people and will free up GPs for more urgent appointments.
The money saved by the Government as a result of this change will be reinvested back into community pharmacies.
To check if your medications are available for a 60-day prescription visit health.gov.au/cheapermedicines and talk to your doctor to see if it's right for you.