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Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)

Reviewed and updated 3 April 2024

In this Guide, we outline how the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) operates, as well as answer your most common questions.

The Australian Government subsidises the cost of medicines for most common medical conditions.

The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) is the Government program that helps you pay for those medicines. 

We have put together a Guide that explains:

  • how the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) works
  • what medicines it covers
  • how to claim a refund.

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