Full Guild Membership

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 pharmacy businesses, in addition to our very active and effective ongoing advocacy role.

The Benefits of Full Guild Membership

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 who are located throughout Queensland.
  • IR/HR advice and support including templates, Wage Sheets, tailored services for your store and over the phone advice (visit www.guild.org.au/workplacerelations for more information).
  • The Pharmacy Business Support team who can assist 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).
  • Pharmacy Business Support programs, which are often remunerated e.g. Corporate Vaccination Program. The 2019 program generated over $280,000 of additional revenue across participating pharmacies with over 13,000 completed influenza vaccinations administered (visit www.guild.org.au/corporatevaccinations for more information).
  • Industry updates and benchmarking resources e.g. Queensland Pharmacy Inquiry outcomes, PBS Price Change summaries, rental reports etc (a myGuild account).
  • A free Opportunity Analysis and a free ScriptMAP 2020 report for your pharmacy (visit www.guild.org.au/memberoffer for more information).
  • Support to implement CP2025 changes and initiatives (visit www.guild.org.au/cp2025 for more information).
  • A new industry-specific, recruitment platform service coming in 2019 called Apply Direct which will assist pharmacies in recruiting new staff or Locum Pharmacists (information coming soon!).
  • Special member rates for:
    • The QLD Branch Online Shop including discounted merchandise such as Controlled Drug Register books, name badges, store plaques and more (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 – save $500 on subscriptions (some conditions apply)
    • ProjectSTOP – save at least $100 (free for Guild members)
    • myPharmacyLink – save $650 (some conditions apply)
    • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events
  • A free business listing on www.findapharmacy.com.au (used by both consumers and industry stakeholders).
  • Subscriptions to local and national Guild newsletters to keep you up to date within the industry.
  • Discounts on a range of products and services through Gold Cross Products and Services (www.goldx.com.au) including health insurance, Qantas Club, car buying services and more.

How to Become a Full Guild Member

Subscription Fees

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 benefit access, 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.

Application Forms

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.

Application Form for Company Ownership Structures

Application Form for Partnership Ownership Structures

Application Form for Sole Proprietor Ownership Structures

Contact Information

For more information and to return your completed membership application forms, please contact:

E:  membership@qldguild.org.au
P:  07 3831 3788
F:  07 3831 9246
A:  PO Box 457, Spring Hill QLD 4004

Contact Information

For more information and to return your completed membership application forms, please contact:

E:  membership@qldguild.org.au
P:  07 3831 3788
F:  07 3831 9246
A:  PO Box 457, Spring Hill QLD 4004

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Page last updated 16 July 2019