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The Pharmacy Guild of Australia

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The Pharmacy Guild of Australia is a national employers’ organisation registered under the federal Fair Work Act 2009, with over 90 years of experience in representing and promoting the value of community pharmacy in the Australian health care system. Community pharmacies are a vital part of our national health system with the potential to make an even bigger contribution to the health of all Australians.

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The Pharmacy Guild of Australia was established in 1928 as the Federated Pharmaceutical Services Guild of Australia and was registered under the Federal Industrial Relations Act as an employers’ organisation for the owners of community pharmacies. It was set up to serve the interests of its members. More than 90 years later, it continues to serve its members and the Australian public who value their local pharmacy.
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About the Community Pharmacy Network

There are over 5,700 community pharmacies equitably distributed around Australia.

Community pharmacies are the most frequently accessed and most accessible health destination in Australia, with over 455 million individual patient visits annually and the vast majority of pharmacies open after-hours, inclauding weekends.

Each year, community pharmacies dispense a total of over 211 million prescriptions, with a value of $10.6 billion and 460 million sales of over-the-counter products, with a value of $5.2 billion.

Australia’s community pharmacies employ over 70,000 staff directly, including approximately 20,000 registered pharmacists.

Pharmacists are one of the most trusted professions in Australia along with nurses and doctors. Public opinion surveys have shown that 84% of adults trust the advice they receive from pharmacists.
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Barton ACT 2600, Australia
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