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PBS Safety Net threshold lowered – 1 January 2020

Page last updated: 1 January 2020

From 1 January 2020 the PBS Safety Net thresholds have been lowered:

  • from $390.00 to $316.80 for concessional patients
  • from $1550.70 to $1486.80 for general patients.

As a result of these changes concessional patients/families require 12 fewer PBS scripts filled each year in order to reach the safety net. For more information on the Safety Net and the lower thresholds, visit the Department of Human Services website.

Pharmacists will need to apply the lower threshold amounts when issuing Safety Net entitlement or concession cards. Pharmacists can access information on the Safety Net at the Department of Human Services PBS Safety Net for pharmacists website.