Professional Pharmacists Australia (registered name APESMA) lodged an Application with the Fair Work Commission (FWC) to vary the Pharmacy Industry Award 2020 on 20 December 2022.

The application proposes to increase the graduate or pharmacy intern rate of pay under the Award on work value grounds.

There is a dedicated website to the case available here: Pharmacy Industry Award variation (AM2022/34) | Fair Work Commission (

A directions hearing was held on 16 January 2023 in which both the union and The Pharmacy Guild agreed to participate in a conciliation prior to the case proceeding to formal hearing. The conciliation has been listed for 13 February 2023.

If you are an intern would like to get involved in the case, please reach out to us via email [email protected]