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Rural Pharmacists Australia (RPA) is an alliance of five national pharmacy organisations representing the special interests of rural pharmacy.

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Rural Pharmacists Australia

Rural Pharmacists Australia (RPA) is an alliance of five national pharmacy organisations representing the special interests of rural pharmacy.

  • Australasian College of Pharmacy
  • Council of Pharmacy Schools: Australia and New Zealand
  • National Australian Pharmacy Students' Association
  • Pharmaceutical Defence Limited 
  • The Pharmacy Guild of Australia

Rural Pharmacists Australia (RPA) was formed in 1995 and is the national voice of rural pharmacy.  RPA is a member of the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) representing rural pharmacy.  RPA is an alliance of five national pharmacy organisations consisting of:

Rural Pharmacists Australia

As the healthcare need of communities across Australia changes, demand for highly skilled pharmacists with an innovative mindset continues to increase.  


Pharmacists who can solve patient problems with care, empathy, knowledge and clear communication will continue to form the backbone of the Australian health care system especially in rural areas. 


These challenges are only met and overcome through alliance and cooperation - a hallmark of the rural way of life.

In 2024, the inaugural “Cultural Engagement” Video Competition launches at APP2024, with the 2024 theme being “Prescribing Health, Welcoming Div...
The “I Love Rural Pharmacy” Video Competition is back for 2024, with this year’s theme of “Adapting to a Changing Landscape”.We invite regio...
The official program now available for the Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference and Trade Exhibition (APP2024)The 2024 program reflects the con...
'Cultural Engagement' Vid...
'I Love Rural Pharmacy' V...
Rural Pharmacy Forum at A...

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