Member benefits

Consolidate your practice, drive your career and lead the field at every stage of your career by becoming an SHPA member.

With SHPA as your professional partner, you are supported and enabled through a diverse range of continuing professional development offerings, innovative workforce programs, and research, networking and advocacy opportunities.

Transform your career and expand your expertise by joining Australia's 5200-strong community of leading pharmacists, pharmacy interns, pharmacy students and technicians.

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Full, Fellow and Former/Retired members

Provisional members

Technician and Assistant members

Student members

Free and discounted access to CPD

Actively invest in life-long learning and maintain your annual professional development through Australia’s pre-eminent pharmacy education program.

SHPA membership supports your career aspirations and opportunities in the workplace, unlocking free and discounted access to specialist seminars, workshops & online courses, inspiring webinars and Australia’s largest scientific pharmacy conference.

Specialty Practice

Unique to SHPA, Specialty Practice is your gateway to a nationwide network of professionals and peer learning opportunities, and a wide range of resources including CPD, research, advocacy and policy, as well as real-time responses via discussion forums.

CPD Planning + Recording

SHPA’s CPD Planning and Recording tool features easy evidence upload and management, single-click report export and a live progress dial embedded in your SHPA Dashboard. It’s the only planning and recording tool you’ll need, available exclusively to SHPA members.

Policy and advocacy

Join us to build a stronger voice influencing policy, practice, and patient care from the expert perspective of the hospital pharmacy sector. Hospital Pharmacists manage one quarter of Australia’s annual PBS expenditure and the sector is Australia’s fastest growing pharmacy profession; SHPA advocates to ensure pharmacists in hospitals and other settings are appropriately utilised in this dynamic and evolving healthcare landscape.

Leadership, innovation and honours

SHPA’s professional development programs enable you to understand and harness your personal style to improve your leadership, or gain feedback from your peers to shape your practice and impact.

SHPA membership confers eligibility to our prestigious annual awards program, recognising excellence, dedication and innovation.

Resources and publications

Through your SHPA membership you gain free access to clinical reference tools, as well as pharmacy directories, our Wellbeing Hub and resources tailored to clinical specialties.Enjoy discounted access to flagship publications the Australian Injectable Drugs Handbook and Don’t Rush to Crush, as well as 1,000s of journal articles through the Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research (JPPR).

Member Benefits access

Once you have joined SHPA, please allow one working day (Vic) to receive an email confirmation and access to Online CPD (

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Full Pharmacist membership

Full Pharmacist membership

Stay connected to your national hospital pharmacy community and be supported in you practice and professional growth through unparalleled education, networking, advocacy and leadership opportunities.

Provisional (intern) membership

Provisional (intern) membership

Take a leap forward building the networks, opportunities and inspiration you need to help you forge your path into the challenging and rewarding hospital pharmacy sector.

Technician membership

Technician membership

Stay connected and informed as part of your rapidly-growing community, with opportunities to share and pool your knowledge while supporting our advocacy for the growth of Pharmacy Technician and Assistant roles.

Student membership

Student membership

Enjoy free access to tailored symposia, publishing opportunities and prepare for early experience in the hospital environment to give you an edge as you plan your path in pharmacy.