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The Guild offers a range of membership options to registered pharmacists from full membership for pharmacy proprietors to student membership for pharmacy students. An annual subscription fee applied to all membership categories, with the exception of student membership. Subscription rates are determined by the National Council of the Guild in accordance with the Guild Constitution.

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Full Membership

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Full membership is offered to qualified and registered pharmacy proprietors and consists of an annual premises fee paid for each pharmacy a Member owns regardless of the number of proprietors. $2600 per premises (excl Gst))

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Associate Membership

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Associate membership is available to registered pharmacists who do not own a pharmacy. Associate membership provides pharmacists considering becoming pharmacy proprietors with a range of services, information and most importantly networking opportunities for an annual fee of $180 (excl. GST)

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Student Membership

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Student membership is available to any student currently studying pharmacy, allowing pharmacy students to take the first step into membership of their future professional association and it's absolutely FREE. Find out more on our Early Career Pharmacist page HERE

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Why become a Guild member?

We are your voice to Government

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has represented and supported pharmacy owners since 1927, using our members' voice and vision to protect, improve and empower the community pharmacy industry.

Through strong relationships with State and Federal Governments, allied health professionals and community groups, the Guild actively works to improve public health outcomes, emphasising the vital role our industry plays in the provision of primary health care. We require the support of all pharmacy proprietors in order to continue building on the successes we have achieved to secure the future of Community Pharmacy.

As a member of the Guild, you not only gain access to important benefits and services from the industry experts, you’re also helping to maintain the future of community pharmacy in Australia by supporting the industry’s peak body.

Guild membership includes:

  • Industry representation and support via our ten Branch Committee members
  • Regular, summarised updates about industry changes and developments
  • Lobbying at Local, State and Federal Government levels to ensure your business and our industry remain viable, protected and supported to work at your full scope

Guild members have exclusive access to a range of business support services, industry experts, tools and resources including:

  • Workplace Relations advice and support from our specialist WR Team, plus access to templates, Wage Sheets, and industry specific IR information.
  • A dedicated SA Business Support team who can assist via phone, email or in-person with all of your business-related needs including 7CPA opportunities, QCPP accreditation and general business support
  • Access to member only information and tools such as up-to-date Wage Sheets, early access to PBS price changes, 7CPA Calculator, Guild Digest and Rental Reports
  • Guild Corporate Health opportunities such as our Guild Corporate Vaccination Program
  • Subscriptions to local and national Guild newsletters to keep you up to date within the industry
  • Special member rates available on merchandise, Guild events including Guild CPD and major conferences, Guild Training, GuildCare software and a range of Gold Cross Products & Services
  • 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.
  • Download our Membership Brochure

Ready to Join?

If you are interested in Guild membership and require further information, please contact Gillian Starr at the SA Branch Office on 8304 8300 or provide your details by completing our online EOI form and we will contact you.

If you would like to apply for membership, simply download and complete the relevant Application for Membership Form from the list below and send to guildsa@sa.guild.org.au . Once received, your application will be processed and then ratified at the next ordinary meeting of the Branch Committee.

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Membership FAQ's

I own more than one pharmacy; Do I have to join all my pharmacies?

Yes. In order to comply with the terms of the Guild's Constitution, a membership subscription is required for all pharmacies owned by a Guild member. The majority of member-only discounts and services provided as part of Guild membership benefit your pharmacy business. To ensure fairness to every paying member, every pharmacy owned by a member must join.

When Does The Membership Year Begin?

The Guild membership year commences on 1st July each year and concludes the following year on 30th June.

Can I Join Part Way Through the Membership Year?

Yes. We welcome Guild members throughout the membership year. The SA Branch Membership Manager can provide you with an accurate pro-rata member fee estimate.

How Much Does Membership Cost?

The annual cost of membership per pharmacy is $2,600 excl GST.

Can I pay my membership by instalments?

The SA Branch offers flexible payment plans tailored to your needs – whether it's monthly or quarterly options, managing your membership is easy and there is no additional fee for paying by instalments.

To arrange a payment plan, complete and email the Direct Debit Application Form to the SA Membership team at guildsa@sa.guild.org.au

How Quickly Are Membership Applications Processed?

We understand pharmacy owners often need support or advice urgently, so if you need Guild membership in a hurry, we can process your Membership applications within 1-2 business days.

Formal approval of your application will then be ratified at our next meeting of the SA Branch committee.

Membership Cancellation and refund Policy?

A refund of membership subscriptions will only occur where a member has sold the pharmacy and there is a change in owner. The Guild SA Branch will provide a pro rata refund of the membership paid for the pharmacy premises, from the date the pharmacy was sold until the end of the paid membership period

Members who are paying membership via a direct debit arrangement are advised to refer to the terms and agreements of the Direct Debit Application Form.

In all circumstances, the SA Branch must be notified in writing of the change in ownership and request for refund to: guildsa@sa.guild.org.au

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Page last updated on: 21 May 2024