National Pharmaceutical Services Association (NPSA)


On 6 September 2021, the National Pharmaceutical Services Association (the NPSA) lodged an application for re-authorisation on behalf of itself, its members and Community Service Obligation Distributors (the Participants) to enable them to have discussions, enter into or give effect to arrangements, or engage in conduct for the purpose of facilitating the supply of, and access to, medicines and pharmacy products. In addition, the NPSA has sought authorisation to allow for collective bargaining by the NPSA on behalf of its members in relation to possible vaccine distribution arrangements with the Government.

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Stage in assessment process

6 September 2021

Lodgement of application

10 September 2021

ACCC decision on interim authorisation

13 September 2021

Consultation on the application commences

8 October 2021

Closing date for submissions

29 October 2021

Applicants respond to issues raised in public consultation process

19 November 2021

ACCC draft determination

November/December 2021

Public consultation on the draft determination

January/February 2022

ACCC final determination


  • National Pharmaceutical Services Association

Authorisation number(s)

  • AA1000571-1


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Submissions - before draft decision

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