PBS for Software Developers

This website contains information and resources to assist Software Developers with updating their prescribing, dispensing and claiming software with PBS data.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL existing forms of PBS Schedule data currently distributed to vendors will cease after October 2024. The new PBS embargo API will be the only source of embargo data available. Subscribe to the PBS Developer email list to receive notifications of PBS Developer News.

PBS Data Distribution

The Department of Health and Aged Care is modernising the consumption and data distribution model for the monthly PBS Schedule data, in order to:

  • Make the data easier to understand and use in software;
  • Improve data latency and data provision through best practice architecture; and
  • Improve accessibility to PBS Schedule data for the public and external stakeholders (e.g. software vendors). 

Developer Resources

News for PBS Developers

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Developers Discussion Board

Available to all authorised users who have a login to the embargo downloads area. 


Useful contacts relating to XML, data, PharmCIS and the embargo downloads.

Developer FAQs

Some commonly asked Questions and Answers for PBS Software Developers.