Why Join Professional Pharmacists Australia?

Respect, Recognition, and Reward for every stage of your career.

Work Insurance

Your career in pharmacy is important, and we provide you peace of mind with Professional Indemnity Insurance alongside access to an experienced team of workplace lawyers.

Professional Pharmacists Australia operates as your insurance for work, with fully qualified lawyers on hand to give you workplace advice and support and to act on your behalf as needed. We also represent members in workplace bargaining, members get professional indemnity insurance, and cover you for accidents on your way to and from employment with journey insurance.

  • Our qualified lawyers offer workplace advice, support and representation.
  • We undertake workplace bargaining to protect and advance your salary and conditions.
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance that meets the Pharmacy Board’s requirements for employee pharmacists.
  • Journey insurance as you travel to and from work. With most workers compensation schemes no longer covering members who suffer injuries while in transit between home and work, our Journey Insurance has you covered.

The information provided on this website is appropriate only for persons living within Australia. This website, and the materials and information found on this website, only contain general information about PPA, and we encourage you to read all the relevant policies to ensure PPA membership and insurance coverage is right for your circumstances. New membership options available to new members only. If you would like advice on the appropriateness of this insurance policy for your individual circumstances do not hesitate to contact Professionals Australia Insurance Broking (Countrywide Insurance Group Pty Ltd – AFSL 511363) 1800 800 998 or professional_risk@abcountrywide.com.au

Career advancement.

Community pharmacy is a crucial component of Australia’s world class health system and we support employee pharmacists stay up to date.

A range of networking events and seminars are available and we provide industry briefings, employment outlooks and resume reviews.

A tailored career coaching service, Continuing Career Development (CCD) helps our young professional members get the tools, tips and training they need to get jobs to progress their careers.

One on one career coaching helps build a member’s professional reputation, market intelligence ensures members hear about opportunities and our training modules provide professional development and on completion, a Certificate of Professional Practice.

  • Industry briefings, employment outlooks and resume reviews give members a competitive edge.
  • CCD, a career coaching program for young professionals helps them into the workforce: www.ypccd.org.au

Additional Information

Webinars and Seminars
Resume reviews, interview training and contract review

See what other members are saying.

  • My experiences with… industrial staff have been excellent – timely, supportive, seem genuinely concerned. Also experienced and expert – it’s nice not to be represented by a novice.

    Professional Pharmacist Australia Member
  • At the time I needed support, (you were) the only organisation I was a member of, that actually did anything.

    Professional Pharmacist Australia Member
  • The experience I had with direct contact with Professionals Australia was excellent. Easy to contact and returned calls in timely manner.

    Professional Pharmacist Australia Member
  • I spoke to a Professionals Australia representative a couple of years ago about a Resume review and he provided me with very timely, comprehensive advice about my CV. He annotated the CV I had submitted with comments and ran me those comments over the phone, which I found extremely helpful, before graduating from university.

    Professional Pharmacist Australia Member
  • While I have not needed advice often, it has been great to have it available when I have – and know that I have somewhere to turn to when looking for an external opinion on a workplace issue. I have also found the resources produced by… Professionals Australia that I have accessed to be high quality and useful when thinking about / managing my career.

    Professional Pharmacist Australia Member
  • The benefit of having an organisation boasting skills, expertise, posture and credibility to advocate, defend, support and assist members in the workplace. I have rarely drawn on this over the past many years as a member, but when I have needed it, the peace of mind that comes from having someone to help fight your battles has been great!

    Professional Pharmacist Australia Member
  • I’ve always been extremely satisfied with any encounter with staff. Enquirers by phone or email always responded to promptly or I have been advised of estimated time of response if they have anticipated a delay. Face to face encounters during staff visits to workplaces have always been positive. Your staff are always professional and don’t make promises they can’t deliver, which is important to me.

    Professional Pharmacist Australia Member

Get the respect you deserve.

We bring pharmacists together to lift the standing of our profession and by doing so, achieve better respect, recognition and reward deserve for the vital role you play in Australia’s health system.

As a not-for-profit organisation we run member driven campaigns and advocate for employee pharmacists to government and industry. We’re always guided by the views of our members.

  • Advocate the value of professionals and the work they do through member driven campaigns.
  • Lobby government on behalf of members.
  • Conduct detailed case in the Fair Work Commission to lift the pay of employee pharmacists.

Professional recognition.

Continuing Professional Development program allows our members to stay at the leading edge of industry practice.

shpacpd is available to members of Professional Pharmacists Australia at no additional cost.

Including an easy to use online CPD recording tool, and close to 100 CPD credits from Group 2 activities, shpacpd is one of the best CPD offerings in pharmacy.

  • Quality continuing professional development included in the cost of your membership.

Member savings.

Join to make sure you get the most from your pay packet.

As part of the Professionals Australia network, we offer savings across a range of products and services. We offer free financial planning seminars to help you plan your future.