New (7th) Community Pharmacy Agreement

Page last updated: 29 October 2020

The Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement (7CPA) commencing 1 July 2020.

The 7CPA is an agreement between:

  • the Commonwealth Government
  • the Pharmacy Guild of Australia
  • the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA)

The Australian Government welcomes the PSA as a signatory for the first time.

The signing of the 7CPA demonstrates the Government’s ongoing commitment to supporting Australian patients through community pharmacy.

The 7CPA recognises the vital role that community pharmacies play in improving the health of all Australians.

This is why the Government is investing in improving the supply and dispensing of medicines.

The 7CPA will benefit Australians living in rural and remote areas, as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The 7CPA aims to improve patient choice and health literacy about access to medicines through community pharmacies.

The Government consulted a broad range of stakeholders to finalise the 7CPA, including:

  • pharmaceutical industry representatives
  • pharmacists
  • consumers
  • peak bodies

The 7CPA will be in place for five years until 30 June 2025.

You may view a copy of the 7CPA at the following link:

Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement - Signed (PDF 2046 KB)
Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement (Word 153 KB)

Remuneration for the dispensing of subsidised PBS medicines, community pharmacy medication management programs and services, is expected to be $18.3 billion over the five years of the agreement. View our information sheets on remuneration, programs and wholesalers.

7CPA - Dispensing (PDF 94 KB)
7CPA - Dispensing (Word 93 KB)

7CPA - Programs (PDF 93 KB)
7CPA - Programs (Word 92 KB)

7CPA - Wholesalers (PDF 93 KB)
7CPA - Wholesalers (Word 92 KB)

7CPA Pharmacy Stakeholder Consultation Committee (PSCC) – Terms of Reference:

PSCC – Terms of Reference (PDF 138 KB)
PSCC – Terms of Reference (Word 37 KB)