Health Products Portal
Page last updated: 18 February 2020
About the Health Products Portal
The Department of Health (the Department) has been working to digitise and simplify the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) submission processes, with a particular focus on applications to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC).
The Health Products Portal (HPP) Program is a multi-year program of work in the Department. The program vision is to provide a single, secure and easy to use online portal where Industry can interact with the Department to apply, track, pay, and manage listings for regulated and subsidised health related products and services.
The technology delivering the portal aligns with Australian Government strategies on digital transformation; it utilises Australian Government identity services. The IT development process also aligns with Government digital transformation strategies, and Industry has been involved in consultation and testing activities as part of the user-centric design approach.
The Department publically launched the HPP in late 2019 with successful lodgement of PBAC Major Submissions and Intent to Apply for PBAC Minor Submissions. Applications to delete a brand from the PBS can also be made through the HPP.
Moving forward Intent to Apply for both PBAC Minor and Major Submissions, PBAC Minor Submissions and PBAC Major Submissions should be lodged through the HPP.
Sign in to the Health Products Portal
To sign into the HPP visit:
Important information about the HPP:
- You must have an AUSkey, (an Australian Government recognised identity) or myGovID, to access the HPP.
- For security purposes, the inactivity timeout is set at 15 minutes from a user’s last interaction. This means that users that have not performed an interaction within the previous 15 minutes, will be logged out.
- HPP is fully functional when accessed from recent versions of Google Chrome (version 71) and Internet Explorer (version 11), on a PC running Windows 10.
Please note that from the end of March 2020 AUSkey will be replaced by MyGovID. More information on this change can be found on the Australian Business Register website.
The Department is hosting a range of webinars in relation to the HPP. A schedule of webinars as they are confirmed will be published on the Health Products Portal Industry Webinars page. Written summaries of all webinars will be published on the website following the webinars.