SHPA members are progressive advocates for clinical excellence, passionate about patient care and committed to evidence-based practice. SHPA members lead Pharmacy Departments at all 30 principal referral hospitals in Australia, and at 75% of all public and private hospitals.
As an SHPA member, you join Australia’s 5,200-strong community of leading pharmacists, technicians, pharmacy assistants and pharmacists-in-training working across the healthcare system, and unlock access to a range of resources, services and opportunities to consolidate your practice, drive your career and lead the pharmacy field.
Find out how SHPA membership can support and drive your pharmacy career.
One Stop CPD
SHPA has membership plans to suit pharmacists at all stages of their career. Join us now to enhance your professional development and career journey.
2018/2019 membership fee: $543 (inc. GST)
Full Pharmacist membership is for pharmacists who have general registration to practise pharmacy in Australia or a person who is qualified to practise pharmary outside Australia. See SHPA's constitution for a full definition.
Click here to pay your annual membership in instalments, or to convert your existing provisional pharmacist membership to full pharmacist membership. Instalment amounts (you will also be charged a one-off $24 admin fee): $271.50 (half-yearly), $135.75 (quarterly), $45.25 (monthly)
Please provide your AHPRA number on your application as registration status is checked prior to membership being granted.
2018/2019 membership fee: $123 (inc. GST)
Provisional Pharmacist membership is for pharmacists who have provisional registration to practise pharmacy in Australia under an intern traniing program (or equivalent). See SHPA's constitution for a full definition.
Click here to pay your annual membership in instalments, or to convert your existing student membership to provisional pharmacist membership. Instalment amounts (you will also be charged a one-off $24 admin fee): $61.50 (half-yearly), $30.75 (quarterly), $10.25 (monthly)
Please provide your AHPRA number on your application as your registration status is checked prior to membership being granted.
2018/2019 membership fee: $216 (inc. GST)
Use the option to pay your full annual membership or to pay by instalments. Instalment amounts (you will also be charged a one-off $24 admin fee): $108 (half-yearly), $54 (quarterly), $18 (monthly)
A member who no longer practises (permanently) or holds general registration to practise.
2018/2019 membership fee: $216 (inc. GST)
A pharmacy technician or assistant, qualified by training or experience, to carry out functions and activities that do not require professional judgement by a pharmacist in a hospital or other medical establishment. See SHPA's constitution for a full definition.
Click here to pay your annual membership by instalments. Instalment amounts (you will also be charged a one-off $24 admin fee): $108 (half-yearly), $54 (quarterly), $18 (monthly)
2018/2019 membership fee: FREE
Student membership is for the period of your enrolment as a pharmacy student. See SHPA's constitution for a full definition.
Please provide a photocopy of your student membership card with your application as student status is checked prior to membership being granted.
SHPA memberships are renewed annually. Renewal notifications are sent at least 30 days prior to membership expiry. Members who do not renew by the specified date lose access to all member benefits.
Alternatively, if you’d like to renew via invoice, update your details or change your membership type, contact us via webform.
Membership Fee Payment
You can join or renew your membership by paying the membership fee upfront or by instalments. When paying by instalments, you must enable the saved credit card and automatic payment options when processing your payment.
(a) Annual Payment: The total amount will be collected on or immediately after your membership application is approved or your membership is renewed.
(b) Monthly/Quarterly/Half-Yearly Direct Debit: If you choose to pay your membership fee by instalments, you will incur a payment of $24 with your first debited payment, to cover additional administrative costs. If there are insufficient funds available to make the deduction, SHPA may pass the associated bank fees on to you. Debit payments will be made when due and SHPA will not issue individual confirmation of payments made.
• Monthly: on or immediately after the first business day of each month for the membership year
• Quarterly: on or immediately after the first business day of each quarter for the membership year
• Half-Yearly: on or immediately after the first business day of each half of the membership year
Please note that your membership will be valid for 12 months as of the day you join.
For student members, your membership will run for the duration of your enrolment as a pharmacy student.
If paying by instalments, this means that you have agreed to pay for your 12-month membership in either 2, 4 or 12 equal instalments (in addition to the $24 admin fee added to your first instalment).
Access to your membership benefits
SHPA members are granted access to all membership benefits for the period of their 12 month membership from the date of their payment, unless they have requested a Financial Year membership which runs from 1 July – 30 June. This includes access to online education, member discounts for events (eg. conferences, seminars, branch CE events), mailed copies of SHPA pharmacy journals (ie. JPPR and Pharmacy GRIT), discounts on our publications and more.
Please note: Eligibility for discounted event attendance relies on membership status at the date of the event. If you require a revised invoice for an event due to a forthcoming change in your membership please contact the secretariat to avoid being invoiced the outstanding difference.
Membership cancellation and refunds
Membership fees are not refundable, nor can they be transferred. When you join or renew your SHPA membership, you are committed to be a member of SHPA for the remainder of the membership year. Instalments can only be cancelled at the end of the membership year.
Your Commitment to SHPA
When you choose to pay your membership fee by instalment/direct debit, you have authorised SHPA to arrange for funds to be debited from your account for the remainder of the membership year.
It is your responsibility to ensure that:
• you are authorised to request the debiting of payments from the specified account;
• your nominated account can accept direct debits (your financial institution can confirm this);
• on the drawing date there are sufficient cleared funds in the nominated account to enable debit payments to be made
If you would like to discuss the payment of your membership plan please contact the Member Liaison Officer on (03) 9486 0177.