Health Products Portal Industry Webinars

Page last updated: 14 November 2019

Upcoming Webinar Schedule

The Department is hosting a range of webinars in relation to the HPP. A schedule of webinars as they are confirmed will be published on this webpage.

Written summaries of all webinars will be published on the website following the webinars.

Wednesday 20 November 2019
11:30am to 12:30pm AEDT

To join this webinar, use the following link.

Cisco meeting will prompt you to add your organisation’s name.
If you wish to join via Audio only, use the subsequent dial-in code below:
(+61) 02 6221 5701, When prompted input the Conference-ID 655191 followed by #

Webinar Topic

  • PBAC Intent to Apply Forms

Industry Webinars Summaries

Monday 4 November 2019

14 members of Industry joined a summary of the session is detailed below.

HPP Industry Webinar 04 November 2019 Presentation 

Introduction and Overview

  • Overview of HPP Program
  • Recap of previous webinars.

Where we are currently

  • HPP Register & PBAC Apply functionality complete.
  • The system is now ready to support submissions to the PBAC.
  • System terms and conditions have been finalised, following consultation with industry representatives.
  • The Department has contacted organisations who have made it clear that they are intending to make PBAC submissions in the next PBAC cycle and have been invited to use the HPP.

HPP functionality

To date, the HPP allows for users to:

  • Register themselves (using an Australian Government recognised identity – AUSkey) and self-manage their own profile.
  • Register an organisation and self-manage the organisation’s profile, establishing access and privileges for their representatives.
  • Using the Organisation Profile to manage members and agents as the Organisation Administrator.
  • Manage and lodge Major and Minor Submissions for consideration by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC).

System Demonstration

The purpose of the demonstration is to prepare industry for PBAC Major Submissions - November deadline process.

This demonstration will give an overview of the creation of a submission, specifically:

  • User registration
  • Organisation registration including user types
  • PBAC submission management and lodgment

This demonstration is related to the Quick Reference Guide’s – Accessing the HPP and organisation management & Submission creation and management in the HPP.

Tuesday 29 October 2019

32 members of Industry joined a summary of the session is detailed below.

HPP Industry Webinar 29 October 2019 Presentation

Introduction and Overview

  • Overview of HPP Program
  • Recap of previous webinars.
  • AUSKey replacement by myGov in 2020

Where we are currently

  • HPP Register & PBAC Apply functionality complete.
  • The system is now ready to support submissions to the PBAC.
  • System terms and conditions have been finalised, following consultation with industry representatives.
  • The Department has contacted organisations who have made it clear that they are intending to make PBAC submissions in the next PBAC cycle and have been invited to use the HPP.

HPP functionality

To date, the HPP allows for users to:

  • Register themselves (using an Australian Government recognised identity – AUSkey) and self-manage their own profile.
  • Register an organisation and self-manage the organisation’s profile, establishing access and privileges for their representatives.
  • Using the Organisation Profile to manage members and agents as the Organisation Administrator.
  • Manage and lodge Major and Minor Submissions for consideration by the    Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC).

System Demonstration

The purpose of the demonstration is to prepare industry for PBAC Major Submissions - November deadline process.

This demonstration will give an overview of the creation of a submission, specifically:

  • Financial and economic details;
  • Cost recovery;
  • Attachments; and
  • Declaration.

This demonstration is related to the Quick Reference Guide’s –Submission creation and management in the HPP.

Tuesday 22 October 2019

28 members of Industry joined a summary of the session is detailed below.

HPP Industry Webinar 22 October 2019 Presentation

Introduction and Overview

  • Recap of previous webinars.
  • Highlighted that the HPP Terms and Conditions have been updated and can be reviewed on the PBS website under HPP Terms and Conditions 
  •  AUSKey replacement by myGov in 2020

Where we are currently

  • HPP Register & PBAC Apply functionality complete
  • Public Beta closed Monday 30 September 2019
  • The system is now ready to support “live” submissions to the PBAC
  • System terms and conditions have been finalised, following consultation with industry representatives
  • The Department has been contacting organisations who have made it clear that they are intending to make PBAC submissions in the next PBAC cycle and have been invited to use the HPP

HPP functionality

To date, the HPP allows for users to:

  • Register themselves (using an Australian Government recognised identity – AUSkey) and self-manage their own profile.
  • Register an organisation and self-manage the organisation’s profile, establishing access and privileges for their representatives.
  • Using the Organisation Profile to manage members and agents as the Organisation Administrator.
  • Manage and lodge Major and Minor Submissions for consideration by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC).

System Demonstration

The purpose of the demonstration is to prepare industry for PBAC Major Submissions - November deadline process

This demonstration will give an overview of the creation of a submission, specifically:

  • Submission type
  • Submission details
  • Submission contact details
  • Product details

This demonstration is related to the Quick Reference Guide’s – Accessing the HPP and organisation management and Submission creation and management in the HPP.

Question and Answers

Question 1:

Am I able to transfer product details across different submissions?

Answer 1:

You can create PDF’s of previous submissions using the HPP. This PDF will produce a word-for-word copy of the submission’s product details. You can copy and paste this data from the generated PDF and transfer it into a new submission’s products details.

Friday 11 October 2019

20 members of Industry joined a summary of the session is detailed below.

HPP Industry Webinar 11 October 2019 Presentation

Introduction and Overview

  • Recap of previous webinars.
  • Highlighted that the HPP Terms and Conditions have been updated and can be reviewed on the PBS website under HPP Terms and Conditions.
  • AUSKey replacement by myGov in 2020

Where we are currently

  • HPP Register & PBAC Apply functionality complete
  • Public Beta closed Monday 30 September 2019
  • The system is now ready to support “live” submissions to the PBAC
  • System terms and conditions have been finalised, following consultation with industry representatives
  • The Department will contact organisations intending to make PBAC submissions in the next PBAC cycle and invite them to use the HPP

HPP functionality

To date, the HPP allows for users to:

  • Register themselves (using an Australian Government recognised identity – AUSkey) and self-manage their own profile.
  • Register an organisation and self-manage the organisation’s profile, establishing access and privileges for their representatives.
  • Using the Organisation Profile to manage members and agents as the Organisation Administrator.
  •  Manage and lodge Major and Minor Submissions for consideration by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC).

System Demonstration

  • HPP Register functionality-register an organisation and self-manage the organisation’s profile
  • Establishing access and privileges for your organisation’s representatives
  • HPP administration of Organisations and Users profiles
  • Current HPP submission types and submission process

This demonstration is related to the QRG’s – Accessing the HPP and organisation management and Submission creation and management in the HPP.

Question and Answers

Question 1

Anticipated change from AUSkey to myGOv:

Answer 1

March 2020 marks the new transition period to myGOV ID. Health has no control over this process and once informed on the transition plan will ensure industry is kept informed and support material updated.

Question 2

What is an AUSkey?

Answer 2

AUSkey is a whole-of-government secure login for use of participating Australian government online services on behalf of a business.

Thursday 03 October 2019

15 members of Industry joined a summary of the session is detailed below.

HPP Industry Webinar 03 October 2019 Presentation

Program Overview

  • Program vision
  • Program overview
  • Program focus
  • Program outcomes

Where we are currently

  • HPP Register & PBAC Apply functionality complete
  • Public Beta closed Monday 30 September 2019
  • HPP is currently undergoing a system update
  • Outcomes post Public Beta are being used to determine the system’s readiness to support “live” submissions to the PBAC
  • Industry is being encouraged to provide feedback post Public Beta

HPP functionality

To date, the HPP allows for users to:

  • Register themselves (using an Australian Government recognised identity – AUSkey) and self-manage their own profile.
  • Register an organisation and self-manage the organisation’s profile, establishing access and privileges for their representatives.
  • Using the Organisation Profile to manage members and agents as the Organisation Administrator.
  • Manage and lodge Major and Minor Submissions for consideration by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC).

System Demonstration

  • Register an organisation and self-manage the organisation’s profile
  • Establishing access and privileges for your organisation’s representatives
  • HPP administration of Organisations and Users profiles
  • Current HPP submission types and submission process

This demonstration is related to the QRG’s – Accessing the HPP and organisation management and Submission creation and management in the HPP.

Question and Answers

Question 1

What exactly is the HPP?

Answer 1

The Health Products Portal is a system for pharmaceutical companies to apply to add, remove or change items on the PBS.

Question 2

What support can users expect when navigating this portal?

Answer 2

There is guidance text within individual pages on the portal. Frequently asked questions and reference guides.

Question 3

Is this portal replacing current PBAC submission processes? If yes, what are these?

Answer 3

The portal will replace current methods for applying to the PBAC. However, the information required as part of a submission does not change. The PBAC submission processes are described at the following link and will not materially change as a result of the introduction of the HPP.

Question 4

When is this occurring?

Answer 4

Changes from using the current methods of submission, to using the HPP, will be implemented gradually in the next few months. In the first PBAC committee cycle, use of the HPP will be optional.

Question 5 

Can a contact telephone number please be provided: who to call if issues arise?

Answer 5

At the moment, support for the HPP is provided by email, from hpp.support@health.gov.au.

Question 6

Can I use my Parent company Auskey when using the HPP for a child company?

Answer 6

An Auskey is issued to an individual who has a relationship with a company. The HPP does not use the company part of the Auskey.

Thursday 26 September 2019

27 members of Industry joined a summary of the session is detailed below.

Where we are currently

  • HPP Register & PBAC Apply functionality complete
  • Public Beta commenced with Industry on Monday 16 September 2019
  • Public Beta closes 11am AEST Monday 30 September 2019
  • After the Public Beta there will be a system update
  • Outcomes of the Public Beta will inform the system’s readiness to support “live” submissions to the PBAC
  • Industry will be supported throughout this process with Webinars and Helpdesk.

Public Beta HPP Functionality

To date, the HPP allows for users to:

  • Register themselves (using an Australian Government recognised identity – AUSkey) and self-manage their own profile.
  • Register an organisation and self-manage the organisation’s profile, establishing access and privileges for their representatives.
  • Manage and lodge Major and Minor Submissions for consideration by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC).

HPP System Demonstration

  • Register an individual (using an Australian Government recognised identity – AUSkey) and self-manage your own profile
  • Register an organisation and self-manage the organisation’s profile
  • Establishing access and privileges for your organisation’s representatives

This demonstration is related to the QRG – Accessing the HPP and organisation management

Question and Answers

Question 1

Can individual registered users for a registered organisation have the same email address?

Answer 1

Each registration must have a unique email address. 

Question 2

If we enrol in the BETA test will the details carry over to the live site when it is launched? Or will we need to enrol and verify details again later?

Answer 2

Registrations completed within the Public Beta will be in the HPP system when we ‘Go Live’. You will not have to register yourself or your organisation again.