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Prescription medicines

You need a doctor's prescription to buy prescription medicines from a pharmacist. Otherwise, only authorised health care professionals can supply them, such as in a hospital setting. Examples include contraceptive pills, antibiotics and strong painkillers.

Contact details for enquiries about prescription medicines

If your enquiry is not about prescription medicines, see: Contact the TGA

Email info@tga.gov.au
Phone
  • 1800 020 653 (freecall within Australia)
  • +61 2 6232 8644

Users who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment can call through the National Relay Service:

  • TTY or computer with modem users: phone 1800 555 677 then ask for 1800 020 653
  • Speak and listen (speech to speech relay) users: phone 1800 555 727 then ask for 1800 020 653
Fax +61 2 6232 8140
Postal address Office of Medicines Authorisation
Therapeutic Goods Administration
PO Box 100
Woden ACT 2606
Australia
Street address
(for deliveries)
Therapeutic Goods Administration
136 Narrabundah Lane
Symonston ACT 2609
Australia

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