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Page last updated: 1 June 2023

June 2023

The PBS XML v3 schema was implemented from release of the September 2017 Schedule. The Department of Health and Aged Care will continue to distribute the Down-converted V2.12 PBS XML and TXT Extracts pending further consultation with software vendors and other users of the data. The schema is available on the Developers website.

Updated PBS Text files

From the 1 December 2020 PBS Schedule onwards, the current PBS Text files will be replaced by two new sets of Text files; One set will contain the standard PBS Schedule effective data, and one will also contain Supply-Only data. This document outlines the additional changes between the current PBS Text files and the new files (PDF 207KB) - Word (25KB).


Previous TXT Extracts and XML files can be accessed on the Publications Archive page.

PBS Offline

1 June 2023

The downloadable version of this website has been developed to enable you to use the Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits when you are not connected to the internet. It functions as a snapshot of the PBS website that is saved to your computer to be accessed at your leisure.

To keep PBS offline up to date, it should be downloaded fresh with the regular Schedule update that occurs on the first of each month.

Warning: These files are large and may take considerable time to download depending on your internet connection.

Minimum System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements
Windows Apple
Operating System Microsoft Windows 2000 (Service Pack 4),
Microsoft Windows XP (Service Pack 2), OR Microsoft Windows 7 or later
Apple Mac OS X v10.3 or later
Processor PC 866 MHz or faster 866 MHz or faster
RAM 512Mb or More 256Mb or More
Hard Disk Space 500 Mb 500 Mb
Java Version 1.6 (available as download from the Java Website Apple 1.7
Browser Internet Explorer 6 or later; Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or later Safari 1.3.2 or later; Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or later

PC Installation Instructions

Once downloaded open the file and follow the on-screen instructions to install.

Mac Installation Instructions

Once downloaded please follow the below instructions:

  1. Use extraction software to extract the files to your desktop, or other specified location;
  2. A PBS icon will appear on your desktop
  3. Double click the icon to launch PBS Offline