About this Site

This website lists all of the medicines available to be dispensed to patients at a Government-subsidised price. It is part of the wider Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme managed by the Department of Health and administered by Department of Human Services.

This website contains tailored information for consumers and health professionals, including:

  • All drugs listed on the PBS
  • Information on the conditions of use for the prescribing of PBS medicines
  • Detailed consumer information for medicines that have been prescribed by your doctor or dentist.

The PBS has been in existence since 1948 and is governed by the National Health Act 1953 (Commonwealth).

Browsers

When viewing the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website it is recommended that you use Mozilla Firefox, Opera or Microsoft Internet Explorer, with JavaScript activated.

Screen Resolution

The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website has been optimised for viewing with a screen resolution of 1024×768 pixels or greater.

JavaScript

Some parts of this website require JavaScript to be enabled within your web browser.

If you are experiencing any difficulties viewing the detailed information for a medicine, such as the Restrictions or Authority Required text, please ensure that JavaScript is enabled.

Mobile version

The mobile version, m.pbs.gov.au, contains the same information as the standard website, optimised to provide improved access for users with mobile devices.

Users accessing the PBS website with mobile devices will automatically be presented with the mobile version of the website.