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Stage 2 PBS Process Improvements – Resubmission Pathways Webinar Recording Available

Page last updated: 31 March 2021

On 24 March 2021, the Department of Health hosted a webinar to provide industry with further information in relation to the new resubmission pathways.

The webinar recording is now available via registered accessed here.

Resubmission pathways apply to all submissions that receive a ‘not recommended’ PBAC outcome and were introduced as part of the second stage of PBS process improvements.

If you have any questions in relation to resubmission pathways, please email PBSImprovements@health.gov.au.


The Australian Government signed a five-year strategic agreement with Medicines Australia committing to a viable medicines sector in Australia and a sustainable PBS.

The Department of Health and Medicines Australia have been working since late 2017 to deliver on commitments to streamline medicines listing processes and revise cost recovery arrangements as set out under clause 10 of the Strategic Agreement.

Improved processes and revised cost recovery arrangements support the Government’s commitment under the strategic agreement to improve the transparency, timeliness and efficiency of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) listing processes. Changes will ensure that Australians continue to receive timely and affordable access to necessary medicines.

This webinar builds on the a series of information forums that will help to ensure industry, consumers and clinicians are up to date on PBS process improvements and associated changes.