Biosimilars on the PBS

Page last updated: 1 April 2021

Biosimilar Awareness Initiative

The Biosimilar Awareness Initiative is intended to support awareness of, and confidence in, the use of biosimilar medicines for healthcare professionals and consumers.

Information about the Initiative can be found on the Department of Health website.

Biosimilar Uptake Drivers

The Australian Government is implementing two specific drivers to encourage the use of biosimilar medicines, which will complement the Biosimilar Awareness Initiative.

Biosimilar Uptake Drivers Questions and Answers (PDF 38KB) - (Word 160KB) – provides information explaining the drivers, why they are being implemented, how decisions are being made about applying the drivers, and the process for implementation.

Fact Sheets

These Fact Sheets provide practical information about specific changes to PBS listings to apply biosimilar uptake drivers.