Guild Membership

Our Mission

Established in 1928, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia is a membership-based organisation which represents the owners of community pharmacy.

The mission of the Guild is to serve the needs and preferences of patients and health consumers across Australia using pharmacy’s unique role in medication management and safety.

A vibrant, dynamic and commercial community pharmacy network is essential for the health and well-being of all Australians.

To achieve this, the Centenary National Council affirms the Strategic Framework for the Guild as we draw closer to celebrating our 100 Year Anniversary in 2028.

We’re here for you to ensure you are there for your patients.

How does the Guild help your pharmacy?

Create an engaged and enabled pharmacy team

Workplace relations

Workplace relations

Access expert staff and resources to provide advice and support across critical areas such as employment obligations, work health and safety, commencing and ceasing employment, and guidance to understand legislative changes and workflow implications.

Professional development, education & training

Professional development, education & training

Targeted training for you and your team (with CPD points for ongoing Professional Development) including S2, S3, Immunisation, First Aid training courses, Certificate II, III and IV in Community Pharmacy courses. Access learning and CPD Plans and Training on GuildEd across clinical and business management for all of your staff.

Recruitment of staff – My Pharmacy Career platform

Recruitment of staff – My Pharmacy Career platform

Access the recruitment platform designed for Community Pharmacy, free for Guild members. Use templates to advertise positions and match roles to Job Seekers and fast track the recruitment process, saving significant costs for job advertisements.

Network & connect through Guild member events

Network & connect through Guild member events

Connect with other like‑minded Pharmacists, and Pharmacy owners looking to make a difference in their communities at local branch events and member discounts for events and conferences such as the Australian Pharmacy Professional (APP) conference and Pharmacy Connect.

Industry Advocacy & Insights

Your voice to Government

Your voice to Government

We understand the current and future challenges of the community pharmacy industry and support our members through advocacy to local, State or Territory and Federal Governments.

Shaping public opinion

Shaping public opinion

Advocating on your behalf on full scope of practice, eHealth and e-prescribing initiatives, ease of access and affordability of medicines, mental health and vaccination harmonisation.

Policy development

Policy development

Continued work with the Australian Government to ensure community pharmacies are involved items such as national COVID-19 vaccination program, National Medicines Policy, Primacy Health Reform, National Health Preventative Strategy.

Guild Alerts & Member Briefings

Guild Alerts & Member Briefings

Receive early email advice on PBS pricing. Important industry updates as they happen on areas such COVID-19 vaccination, medicine and product recall, and member services information direct to you. Hear directly from National President and council members with Guild Member briefings, either in person or via webinar.

Business support & viability

Business support & Member services

Business support & Member services

Customised support from Guild staff to guide you to achieve your pharmacy goals, including Quality Care (QC2020) program support, pharmacy services support and advice. Learn from experienced colleagues via our webinar series and podcasts, who have implemented new Programs and Patient Services, including the Pharmacy of the Year past winners, and business experts to help you transform and grow your business.

Industry resources

Industry resources

Access valuable member resources via your member website portal at guild.org.au. These include the annual Rental Report and, Guild Digest quarterly State of the Industry Report and the Buying and Selling Guide. In addition, you can contribute to and receive member and patient research supporting the Framework for Change implementation.

Website access

Website access

Promote your pharmacy services, booking URL links, location, and trading hours information to patients online via our patient focused website ‘Find a Pharmacy’. Update your pharmacy details including service offerings at any time via your myGuild website portal.

Guild Corporate Vaccination Program

Guild Corporate Vaccination Program

Generate increased revenue to your business securing more patients visiting more often and opportunities to support your local community. Corporate clients are engaged with by the Guild on your behalf, to vaccinate their staff and you can participate and provide services in pharmacy with the returns of extra income requiring no new skills.

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Page last updated on: 09 June 2022