Why become a Guild member?

We are your voice to Government

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has represented and supported pharmacy owners since 1928, 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, located across South Australia, who are contactable via phone, email or in-person for advice and updates.
  • Opportunities to attend political meetings alongside Branch Committee representatives
  • 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
  • Guild Corporate Health opportunities such as our Guild Corporate Vaccination Program
  • Access to member only information such as up-to-date Wage Sheets, early access to PBS price changes, 7CPA Calculator, Guild Digest and Rental Reports
  • Subscriptions to local and national Guild newsletters to keep you up to date within the industry
  • Access to our industry-specific, recruitment platform- My Pharmacy Career where you can advertise positions and search for potential candidates using your own, or our pre designed templates, all included in your membership.
  • 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

Membership Categories

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.

Full Membership

Full membership is offered to qualified, registered, registered pharmacy proprietors. Membership comprises of a 'proprietor' and a 'premises' component.

  • The 'proprietor' component is paid once for each proprietor in a pharmacy regardless of the number of pharmacies owned by a Member.
  • The 'premises' component is paid once for each pharmacy a Member owns regardless of the number of proprietors.
  Year 2021/2022
Proprietor$0  (excl. GST)
Premises $2600 (excl. GST)

Associate Membership

Associate membership is available to those registered pharmacists who do not own a pharmacy. This includes pharmacist managers, pharmacist employees or pharmacist graduates. Associate membership provides pharmacists considering becoming pharmacy proprietors with a range of services, information and, most importantly, networking opportunities. Associate membership also provides limited industrial relations services.  A single annual membership fee applies.

  Year 2021/2022
Associate $180 (excl. GST)

Student Membership

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. Students receive regular information updates via the South Australian Branch's monthly member publication, Guild news.

And it's absolutely FREE.

How to apply

If you are interested in Guild membership and require further information, please contact Gillian Starr at the 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, you may print and complete the relevant Application for Membership Form by clicking on the hyperlink, and send to gillian.starr@sa.guild.org.au . Once received, your application will be processed and then ratified at the next ordinary meeting of the Branch Committee.

Need to update your Pharmacy Details?

Membership Update Form

You will be notified as soon as your application has been approved.

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Page last updated on: 26 November 2021