Pharmacy orders destined for local metro areas are dispatched after rural and remote orders. Some metro pharmacies will receive two deliveries a day if required.
NPSA members, on behalf of Government, procure, store and manage all PBS medicines. PBS medicines and healthcare products are delivered from 3PL bulk facilities into our network of 27 secure DCs. Some DCs receive around
NPSA members provide support for their pharmacy customers ensuring vital access to medicines every day of the year.
DCs receive medicine orders from pharmacies around the country for processing and fulfillment.
Medicine and healthcare products orders are delivered to any pharmacy, almost anywhere in the country, within 24 hours. Some DCs deliver up to 1.5 million orders per week via hundreds of delivery routes.
Pharmacies all over Australia order their PBS medicines from NPSA pharmaceutical wholesalers. Orders are placed via online portals for delivery to metro, rural or remote locations generally within 24 hours.
Orders destined for rural and remote pharmacy locations are the first to be dispatched to ensure timely delivery. There are often long distances to travel to reach these customers.