Record your medicines

You should keep a record of the medicine you buy.

You’ll need a record of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) medicine you buy to know when you reach the threshold. When you go over the PBS Safety Net threshold amount for the calendar year, you can apply to get cheaper medicine.

How to keep a record

You can either:

  • keep your own list on a Prescription Record Form - you can get this form from your pharmacist
  • ask your pharmacist to keep a computer record for you - this works if you get all your PBS medicines from the same place.

When you reach the threshold

Once you reach your or your family’s PBS Safety Net threshold, you can apply for a PBS Safety Net card. This will make your PBS medicines cheaper or free for the rest of the calendar year.

Page last updated: 21 October 2019