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The Victorian Pharmacy Authority (VPA) commenced operation on 24 August 2010. This section will be used to provide information regarding the VPA’s guidelines.

Click on the guidelines item to the left to read more.

Public consultation - review of Victorian Pharmacy Authority Guidelines

You are invited to provide feedback on this public consultation.

The Authority is releasing a draft version of the Victorian Pharmacy Authority Guidelines. Changes are highlighted in red text and include the following for ease of reference:

4.1.1 Addition: Statement about when applications will be considered after they have been received.
4.1.3 Addition: Notification required if the registered business name has been changed (it is important for licensees to notify the Authority of the current registered business name of any pharmacy business as this name appears on the public register).
4.3.8 Deletion: Display and sale of codeine following the recent scheduling change.
4.3.13 Clarification about facilities for immunisation (further clarification provided on requirements for pharmacies providing immunisation services).
4.6.2 Deletion: Details of training for dispensary assistants removed as this is covered by Pharmacy Board of Australia guidelines
5.1 Addition: Referral to VPA website about required documentation for commercial arrangements, including a checklist.

You are invited to provide your comments on the draft Guidelines by 28 September 2018. The Authority will consider feedback on the draft Guidelines before finalising them for publication on its website on or around 1 November 2018. The draft Guidelines are available on the Authority website here .