Average rates payable for extemporaneous items

The average 10 g/mL rates apply to extemporaneously prepared benefits not in the Standard Formulae List, where the approved supplier didn’t price such prescriptions.

The current prices include the following fees and rates:

  • a dispensing fee of $9.82
  • the additional fee for agreed price items of $1.67
  • the container rates from the PBS website.

The average rate is the average of all standard formulae benefit prices for each extemporaneous preparation type.

An asterisk (*) means no prescriptions were submitted for the preparation type.

A zero price shows if an extemporaneous preparation type has no related standard formulae to calculate an average price. If you submit a prescription for payment for these average rate codes you must include a price.

The table is current as of September 2021. We update it each month.

PB code Preparation name Average 10 g/mL rate (in cents) Price payable for maximum quantity ($) Maximum price to patients ($)
13Q Creams 53.58 16.55 18.22
48M Dusting powders 0.00 0.00 0.00
15T Ear drops 50.05 11.55 13.22
19B Eye drops with cocaine hydrochloride 0.00 0.00 0.00
22E Eye drops, other 0.00 0.00 0.00
23F Eye lotions 0.00 0.00 0.00
29M Inhalations 114.11 16.35 18.02
64J Linctuses containing codeine phosphate 91.15 19.91 21.58
34T Linctuses, other 0.00 0.00 0.00
39C Lotions 20.30 15.04 16.71
65K Mixtures containing codeine phosphate 0.00 0.00 0.00
40D Mixtures, other 96.05 30.39 32.06
66L Mixtures, children with codeine phosphate 0.00 0.00 0.00
41E Mixtures for children, other 0.00 0.00 0.00
30N Mouth washes 0.00 0.00 0.00
42F Nasal instillations 0.00 0.00 0.00
43G Ointments, waxes 123.26 23.52 25.19
44H Paints 6247.24 166.95 41.30
63H Pastes containing cocaine hydrochloride 0.00 0.00 0.00
45J Pastes, other 294.70 40.66 41.30
49N Powders for internal use 334.34 44.02 41.30
52R Solutions 0.00 0.00 0.00

Page last updated: 1 September 2021