Queensland Business Support and Pharmacy Programs

The Guild Queensland Branch provides a wide range of business support services and tools tailored to meet the needs of our members. The advice, services and tools accessible through Guild membership can help you operate a viable and successful business, and create a community pharmacy for the future.

Business Support

The Queensland Business Support Team are experienced pharmacists and pharmacy managers who provide Guild members with practical tools and comprehensive advice that streamlines day-to-day operations and enables you to grow your pharmacy business.

s100 Co-Payment Waiver

From October 3, eligible people living with HIV in Queensland will no longer be required to pay the patient co-payment for HIV medication.

Opioid Dependence Treatment Program

From the 1st July 2023, ODT medicines became available as part of the Section 100 Highly Specialised Drugs (Community Access) arrangements, meaning that ODT medicines will now be prescribed, ordered, supplied (dispensed) and remunerated like other PBS medicines under these arrangements.

North Queensland Community Pharmacy Scope of Practice Pilot

In 2020, the Palaszczuk Labor Government made a pre-election commitment to implement a trial of community pharmacists practising to full scope of practice in North Queensland. The Guild is now working hard to formalise the framework and parameters for the pilot.

Queensland Free Influenza Vaccination Program

The program has now commenced, as of 7 March 2024, and will cover the cost of the vaccination for all Queenslanders six months and older.

NIP Pharmacy Program

The National Immunisation Program (NIP) is expanding in community pharmacies in 2024.

All eligible community pharmacies can become NIP vaccination providers and receive federal remuneration.

Pharmacist Vaccinations

Guild members can access a range of guidelines and resources that can help implement and maintain a pharmacist-led vaccination service in a Queensland community pharmacy.

Guild Corporate Health

The Guild Corporate Vaccination Program is a Guild-facilitated influenza vaccination program open to Guild member pharmacies.

The Program offers an economical and convenient way for employers to facilitate influenza vaccinations in the workplace.

Learn more about how you can participate in Guild Corporate Health opportunities including the Corporate Vaccination Program.

Briefings and Webinars

The Guild Queensland Branch hosts regular member-only educational webinars and briefings covering a range of topics including COVID-19, industrial relations advice, industry updates and more.

UTI Community Pharmacy Service

Following the conclusion of the successful Urinary Tract Infection Pharmacy Pilot – Queensland (UTIPP-Q), this model of care for the treatment of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) by community pharmacists has transitioned to permanent practice.

Medicines and Poisons Act

The Medicines and Poisons Act 2019 (MPA) and Therapeutic Goods Act 2019 (TG Act) and the supporting regulations, Medicines and Poisons (Medicines) Regulation 2021 came into effect on 27 September 2021.

Voluntary Assisted Dying

From 1 January 2023, voluntary assisted dying will be available to eligible Queenslanders. Voluntary assisted dying gives people who are suffering and dying, and who meet eligibility criteria, the option of requesting medical assistance to end their lives.

Emergency Management Plans

Preparing for a natural disaster is an essential business component for all Queensland pharmacies where storms, floods, and cyclones are not unusual. Understanding which natural disasters or severe weather events are likely to occur in your area will help you prepare for events that are most likely to impact your business. Queensland Guild members can access resources here to help plan for such emergencies.

Needle & Syringe Program

This program aims to reduce the incidence of blood-borne viruses and injecting related injuries and disease, by supplying sterile injecting equipment to injecting drug users with the aim of ensuring users do not share needles.

For more information:
Guild Queensland Branch


07 3831 3788

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Page last updated on: 04 July 2022