Subsidized drug expenditure in Australia FY 2016-2022

Expenditure on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) in Australia from financial years 2016 to 2022

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Release date

December 2022



Survey time period

FY 2016 to 2022

Supplementary notes

According to the source, values refer to prescriptions from Section 85 only, including Drs Bag, excluding under co-payment prescriptions and section 100 drugs. Patient contribution does not include the effect of the one dollar PBS pateitn co-payment discount.

Numbers have been rounded.

Australia's financial year runs from July 1 to June 30; for example, financial year 2017 starts on July 1, 2016 and ends on June 30, 2017.

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