Reporting for the Remote Area Aboriginal Health Services Program

For transparency, we report the annual expenditure on medicines and the number of Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) items supplied under the program.

What we report on

We report the following data for the Remote Area Aboriginal Health Services Program:

  • Annual expenditure on medicines
  • Number of PBS items supplied

We report this data for each state or territory with participating Aboriginal health services (AHSs) in remote areas.

We do not report on ACT and Victoria because they do not have any remote area services.

Why we report

We report expenditure and supply data to ensure the program is as transparent as possible.

Expenditure and quantities supplied data

We publish data for the most recent 5 years on this website. You can view older data on Trove, the National Library’s web archive.

The expenditure amounts:

  • are based on all claims paid by Services Australia
  • do not include GST.

The PBS items supplied amounts are:

2022–23

NSW / Tas

NT

Qld

SA

WA

Total

Annual expenditure

$255,093

$29,784,612

$10,097,941

$653,756

$13,073,940

$53,865,344

Number of PBS items supplied

10,255

1,119,112

355,720

25,268

500,032

2,010,357

2021–22

NSW / Tas

NT

Qld

SA

WA

Total

Annual expenditure

$236,120

$24,404,364

$8,699,885

$643,574

$11,648,846

$45,632,791

Number of PBS items supplied

9,868

938,924

300,515

23,814

464,641

1,737,762

2020–21

NSW / Tas

NT

Qld

SA

WA

Total

Annual expenditure

$169,830

$21,435,695

$8,012,790

$1,758,098

$10,220,413

$41,596,827

Number of PBS items supplied

7,280

827,924

289,364

64,315

417,392

1,606,275

2019–20 

NSW / Tas

NT

Qld

SA

WA

Total

Annual expenditure

$177,460

$20,641,916

$7,228,060

$1,801,632

 $9,454,276

$39,303,344

Number of PBS items supplied

8,411

909,995

309,863

76,508

435,649

1,740,426

2018–19

NSW / Tas

NT

Qld

SA

WA

Total

Annual expenditure

$142,783

$19,176,041

$6,885,636

$1,682,239

 $9,039,778

$36,926,476

Number of PBS items supplied

6,361

800,650

290,415

68,044

394,417

1,559,887

2017–18

NSW / Tas

NT

Qld

SA

WA

Total

Annual expenditure

$231,012

$21,480,420

$7,007,884

$700,248

$9,828,231

$39,247,797

Number of PBS items supplied

11,338

876,814

287,418

30,011

424,500

1,630,081

Contact

Contact us if you would like to request other data.

Remote Area Aboriginal Health Services Program contact

Contact us for more information about the s100 Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Remote Area Aboriginal Health Services Program.
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