Member Services and Benefits

The South Australian Branch aims to deliver benefits and services which are desired and valued by Members, helping them to achieve their business and professional goals. Through our service structure, we aim to provide Members with access to information, expertise and significant savings for their business.The Guild is continually investigating new opportunities to provide Members with quality, professional services. To do this we need YOUR feedback. If you have any comments, ideas or suggestions please contact Peter Schwarz at the Branch on 8304 8309.

Your Guild in Action

2020 has been one of the toughest years the Community Pharmacy industry has faced. We are here to support you every step of the way, this year and beyond. Learn more about how the Guild is working hard for its members.

Industrial Relations

The Pharmacy Guild is a respondent to The Pharmacy Industry Award, which covers both pharmacists and pharmacy assistants in South Australia.The South Australian Branch offers the following Industrial Relations services to its members free of charge:

  • Wage sheets
  • Industrial Bulletins
  • Assistance with termination/redundancy payouts

Guild Training

Training your staff is one of the most important elements of pharmacy management and one of the most rewarding investments you can make in your pharmacy. The Guild prides itself on providing pharmacy assistants with the highest quality training and has become known as the industry leader in developing and delivering specialised pharmacy training. While the Guild provided pharmacy assistants with ad hoc training for over 30 years, training became one of the Guild's core businesses when it launched the first recognised pharmacy assistants’ course in Australia in 1994 - Certificate II in Retail (Community Pharmacy Operations).

Pharmacy Payroll Service

The Branch offers a complete payroll service which is simple, flexible, efficient and provides absolute confidentiality with sophisticated reporting.
For further information, contact Rebecca Smith at the Branch Office.

Other Member Products and Services Available at the SA Branch

  • S3B Pads
  • Name Badges
  • Guild Digest
  • Pharmacy Constitution
  • Wall Plaques and Name Slats
  • Clean Needle Program
  • Pharmacist & Pharmacy Assistant Awards & Award Rates (for payroll only)


Pharmacy Review

Pharmacy Review is produced quarterly by the National Secretariat and provides information regarding pharmacy practice, health economics, taxation, small business and industry issues.

Community Pharmacy

Community Pharmacy is a monthly publication produced by the National Secretariat that is designed to inform members of national issues and developments and often includes up-to-date information on pharmacy turnover and economic analysis.

Guild Digest

The Guild Digest is compiled annually in Canberra from data received via member surveys.  Providing information on community pharmacy trends, vital revenue, income and profit statistics and state, rural and metropolitan benchmarks, it is the most comprehensive analysis of pharmacy performance available in Australia.

Fact Sheets

Annual Reports

Annual Reports are produced at a Branch and National level. The Branch report provides details of the Branch's activities over the previous year as well as the financial statements.  The National report allows members to keep in touch with the performance of each Guild operating division and identify key issues that the Guild is facing nationally.

Annual Disclosures

In accordance with the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Act 2012 the Branch is now required to make available to members by 31 December each year the following disclosures:

  1. Identity and remuneration and non-cash benefits details of the two highest paid officers of the Branch
  2. Material personal interests disclosed by an officer of the Branch
  3. Payments to a related party of the Branch or a declared person or body of the Branch

Industrial Bulletins

All wage rates and industrial issues pertinent to the pharmacy industry are covered in the Guild's regular industrial bulletins. Special bulletins are dispersed to members in the case of a change in legislation or any other event that may have an impact on members.

Gold Cross Products and Services

Gold Cross Products and Services is a wholly owned company of the Pharmacy Guild, which provides Members with a range of services and benefits.For further information  contact Gold Cross on:

Phone: +61 2 6270 1860
Fax: +61 2 6273 8175

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Page last updated on: 16 September 2021