Pharmaceutical Benefits Remuneration Tribunal

Learn about the tribunal’s role in determining how much pharmacists are paid for dispensing medicines.

PBRT is recruiting to fill 3 vacancies that commence May 2024. Apply online, Applications close 28 November 2023.

Role

The Pharmaceutical Benefits Remuneration Tribunal (PBRT) is an independent statutory body established under section 98A of the National Health Act 1953.

Its main function is to determine how much the Australian Government pays pharmacists for dispensing medicines under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

This includes fees for:

Terms of reference

The terms of reference for this tribunal are listed in the National Health Act 1953.

Members

The National Health Act requires that the tribunal consists of:

  • a chairperson appointed by the Governor-General
  • 4 additional members appointed by the Minister for Health and Aged Care on a part-time basis.

It also requires that the chairperson shall hold office as a deputy president of the Fair Work Commission.

At least one additional member must have been, but is no longer, engaged directly or indirectly in community pharmacy. The Minister for Health appoints this member after consultation with the Pharmacy Guild of Australia.

MemberBackground and experience
Chairperson Ms Abbeygail BeaumontMs Beaumont is Deputy President of Fair Work Commission. She has extensive experience in health, science and law.
Dr Shaun LarkinDr Larkin has extensive experience in health-related fields with an emphasis on health policy and financing.
Ms Wendy PhillipsMs Phillips is a former executive director of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia (retired) and is the community pharmacy representative on the Tribunal.
Professor Rosalie VineyProfessor Viney has extensive experience and professional qualifications in health economics and population health research.
Vacant positionPosition is vacant.

Meetings

The tribunal meets at least once a year. Additional meetings are held if needed.

Meeting summaries

There are no meeting summaries for this tribunal. Its work results in a change to the Commonwealth Price (Pharmaceutical Benefits Supplied by Approved Pharmacists) Determination 2020.

Contact

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