The Pharmacy Guild understands that community pharmacies must evolve to meet the changing demands of today’s consumers. To help achieve this, the Guild supports community pharmacy with valuable tools to help transform and excel in business, in addition to our very active and effective ongoing advocacy role.
As a Guild Proprietor Member, you have a voice to Government which is essential for our industry to negotiate with local, State or Territory and Federal Governments. As a brief summary of the benefits of being a Guild Proprietor Member, you also have free, exclusive access to:
Industry representation and support via our twelve Branch Committee members, located throughout Queensland, who are contactable via phone, email or in-person for advice and updates.
IR/HR advice and support including templates, Wage Sheets, tailored services for your store provided via email and over the phone (visit www.guild.org.au/workplacerelations for more information).
Subscriptions to local and national Guild newsletters to keep you up to date within the industry including Guild News, Guild Newsflash and IR/HR News & Info (click here for our Publications information).
The Guild website (a myGuild account) which hosts a catalogue of vital information with easy search functions e.g. up-to-date Wage Sheets, early access to PBS price changes, Queensland Pharmacy Inquiry outcomes, Pharmacy Business Support Posts, rental reports and much more!
The Pharmacy Business Support team who can assist via phone, email or in-person with all of your business-related needs including 6CPA claiming, QCPP accreditation and general business support (visit www.guild.org.au/businesssupport for more information).
Guild Corporate Health opportunities, which are often remunerated e.g. Corporate Vaccination Program. The 2019 program delivered 13,570 vaccinations, across 387 member pharmacies, and provided over $297,500 of additional revenue for members (visit www.guild.org.au/corporatevaccinations for more information).
A free Opportunity Analysis and a free ScriptMAP 2020 report to help you explore financial and professional service opportunities and avenues within your pharmacy based on your actual dispensing data (visit www.guild.org.au/memberoffer for more information).
Support to implement CP2025 changes and initiatives that are based on extensive market research and real-life examples (visit www.guild.org.au/cp2025 for more information).
Access to a new industry-specific, recruitment platform service called My Pharmacy Career where you can list available positions within your pharmacy and search for potential candidates at any time e.g. locum staff (visit www.mypharmacycareer.com.au for more information).
Special member rates for:
- Merchandise e.g. Controlled Drug Register books, name badges, store plaques etc (visit store.qldguild.org.au)
- Guild events (e.g. APP Conference, member-only information nights etc.)
- Guild Training (e.g. discounted enrolment fees for Pharmacy Assistant courses)
- GuildCare software – save $500 on subscriptions (some conditions apply)
- ProjectSTOP – save at least $100 (FREE for Guild members)
- myPharmacyLink – save $650 (some conditions apply)
- CPD events and educational sessions (e.g. immunisation training, first aid & CPR training)
A free business listing on www.findapharmacy.com.au, used by both consumers and industry stakeholders. This listing includes your pharmacy's location, contact information, languages spoken in your pharmacy and the various health services you offer in-store.
Discounts on a range of Gold Cross Products & Services (www.goldx.com.au) including health insurance, Qantas Club, car buying services and more.
Guild membership is valid and renewable each financial year. Full Guild Membership is $2,805.00 including GST, per financial year, per premises owned (regardless of the number of proprietors). Pro-rata subscription rates are available for applications submitted after 1 August e.g. if you were to join in November, a pro-rata subscription rate of $1,870.00 including GST would apply. Monthly payment options are also available (Direct Debit) with no set-up or ongoing fees at $233.75 per month!
In terms of access to member benefits, this fee covers the premises, all proprietors of the pharmacy and, in some cases, pharmacy staff e.g. discounts to Guild events.
The majority of member benefits apply to your business and therefore, to ensure fairness of every paying member, you are required (per our constitution) to join all pharmacies in which you hold an interest. This rule applies to all proprietors of the pharmacy and their related pharmacies.
To become a Full Guild Member, please complete and return one of the following application forms (depending on the ownership structure of the pharmacy) and return by email, post or fax. Applications can be witnessed by a fellow pharmacist that is not listed on the form - you do not need an official Justice of the Peace to witness your application.
Upon receipt of your application, the Queensland Branch will issue you with a subscription invoice and Guild Membership number / Guild ID (usually same day!). Your membership will also be ratified at the next meeting of the Queensland Branch Committee.
For more information and to return your completed membership application forms, please contact:
P: 07 3831 3788
F: 07 3831 9246
A: PO Box 457, Spring Hill QLD 4004