Access to Medicines Working Group (AMWG)

Page last updated: 26 August 2021

As part of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Schedule (PBS) reforms announced in November 2006, the AMWG was formed by the Department of Health and Medicines Australia to help them work together more effectively and to consider issues regarding timely and appropriate access to new medicines for the PBS.

In April 2017, the Australian Government entered into a five year compact with Medicines Australia, until July 2022. The Compact allows for the continuation of the AMWG.