PBS Statistics

Page last updated: 9 March 2023


PBS and RPBS Section 85 Date of Supply data

The Date of Supply table provide PBS Section 85 prescription and expenditure information on a date of supply basis (released as year and month of supply). The information contained in this table is generally updated once a month, around the second week of the month.


Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Collection of Under Co-payment Data

Details on the collection of PBS / RPBS under co-payment prescription data.


PBS Expenditure and Prescriptions

The PBS Expenditure and Prescriptions provide a summary of PBS processing. Many tables and charts are available on processing by drug, prescription volume and cost.


Australian Statistics on Medicines

The Australian Statistics on Medicines is an annual publication produced by the Drug Utilisation Sub-Committee of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee. The data available in the ASM represent estimates of the aggregate community use of prescription medicines in Australia.


Highly Specialised Drugs Expenditure

Page last updated: 9 March 2023

The Highly Specialised Drugs National Expenditure Report provides a summary of national expenditure by drug dispensed through Public Hospitals, Private Hospitals and Community Access arrangements under the PBS Highly Specialised Drugs (HSD) Program.

This data is reported both by quarter and by total for the previous two financial years.

The spreadsheet below provides data for the three HSD dispensing locations (Public Hospital, Private Hospital and Community Pharmacy).  Data can be filtered by clicking on the filter drop-down icon for ‘Pharmacy Approval Type’ and selecting the dispensing location you want to display.


Medicare Statistics - PBS Item and Group reports

Services Australia provides access to a range of statistical information about Medicare programs. This includes Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS), Pharmaceutical Benefits Schedule (PBS), Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (RPBS), Australian Organ Donor Register (AODR), Practice Incentives Programme (PIP), and Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).

PBS Item and Group online reports, on both service numbers and benefit amounts over either PBS item codes, patient categories or ATC classifications, are currently available from the Medicare Statistics page on the Services Australia website.