Harm Reduction Victoria

Pharmacist Links & Resouces

​Pharmacists Links & Resources  


Policies (Note – there is a new, 2013 version of the Victorian Pharmacotherapy Policy)

Pharmacotherapy Policy 2013

Policy for the Issue of Schedule 8 Permits in Victoria


National Clinical Guidelines

National Clinical Guidelines for Methadone (pdf)

National Clinical Guidelines for Buprenorphine (pdf)

National Clinical Guidelines for the Use of Buprenorphine in Pregnancy

National Clinical Guidelines for Naltrexone


Inter-state Pharmacotherapy Prescriptions

Information on Inter-state Prescriptions of Pharmacotherapy for Opioid Dependence


Supply of Pharmacotherapy Medications

Application for Approval as a Supplier of Pharmacotherapy



Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) are now providing pharmacotherapy training for all dispensing pharmacists and pharmacy staff. For further information, contact the PSA on (03) 9903 9584, address: 381 Royal Parade Parkville VIC 3052

Self-Assessment for Pharmacists who Dispense Pharmacotherapies for Opioid Dependence

Victorian Department of Health provide induction training for all new Pharmacotherapy Dispensing Pharmacists Contact Maureen Chesler Ph: 03 90965057



Dispensing Fee Tax Invoice for Consumers Under 19 Years

The Department of Justice (DoJ) invoice for the pharmacotherapy post release dispensing fee subsidy can be obtained by contacting the DoJ directly or through PAMS.


Centrelink Centrepay Information

Information about Centrepay

Centrepay Business Application Form

Centrepay Deductions Form​


Buprenorphine (Subutex) & Buprenorphine-naloxone (Suboxone) Consumer Resources (these can be ordered directly from Reckitt Benckiser)

Subutex – A Guide to Treatment

Suboxone – A Guide to Treatment

Suboxone Film – A Guide to Treatment


Methadone Consumer Resources

Methadone Consumer Information booklet

Starting Treatment with Methadone or Buprenorphine 

Starting Treatment with Methadone and Buprenorphine – Vietnamese


Newsletter for Pharmacotherapy Providers

​​The Victorian Drugs and Poisons Regulation (DPR) branch of the Department of Health put out regular pharmacotherapy newsletters for service providers. You can get the most recent version of this newsletter (along with previous editions) by clicking on the link below.

DPR Website – Pharmacotherapy Newsletter



A Raw Deal – the Cost of Pharmacotherapies in Victoria

National Pharmacotherapy Funding Model Study – The Pharmacy Guild 2007

National Pharmacotherapy Funding Model Study (4th Agreement) The Pharmacy Guild


Useful Contacts