PrEP Information

What is PrEP?

PrEP is a highly effective medication that, when taken daily, prevents you from acquiring HIV. If taken everyday this medication significantly reduces your chance of acquiring HIV. It is listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) therefore only requires a GP script to purchase at a pharmacy, ongoing renal function and sexual health testing. Some pharmacies may keep PrEP in stock, and some may need to order in the medication once you provide your prescription, which could take 1-2 days.

While any doctor or general practitioner (GP) can prescribe PrEP, you may be more comfortable discussing your needs with a GP who is experienced in prescribing PrEP. This is a list of doctors and services that we know are experienced at prescribing PrEP.

If you choose to see a doctor who is unfamiliar with prescribing PrEP, they can access information about prescribing PrEP from the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM)

The below video gives a good overview of PrEP – but please note that the information regarding access to PrEP differs for Australia.

How do I get PrEP?

Australian Pharmacy (PBS)PrEP prescription.
Payment at pharmacy (requires Medicare).
$41.30 a month
($6.60 a month with concession)
PrEP on the PBS
Prepped Smart and HealthyPrEP prescription.
Australian Medicare card.
$50 for 3 months
($16.50 for 3 months with consession)
PrEP'D for Change
Personal Importation (for people without Medicare)PrEP prescription.
Purchasing generic medication from overseas pharmacies via Personal Importation Scheme.
Varies with overseas pharmacy.PrEP Access Now (PAN)
PrEP Global
Personal Importation
(Low income)
PrEP prescription.
Coupon Application
None PrEP Coupons

*Programs involving delivery are available only within Australia and may be subject to delays

Not all pharmacies have PrEP in stock and may need to order it in. The following pharmacies stock PrEP, enabling you to go and pick it up after providing your script.

West End Pharmacy
1273 Hay Street, WEST PERTH 6005
(Cnr Hay/Outram St)
Ph: (08) 9481 6390

Priceline Pharmacy
810 Hay Street, PERTH 6000
Ph: (08) 9321 0699

Chemist Warehouse
Coventry Village, 243 Walter Road West, MORLEY 6062
Ph: (08) 9375 8722

Fremantle Central Pharmacy
Shop 1, Corner Cantonment & Queen Streets, FREMANTLE 6160
Ph: (08) 9335 2786

St Francis Pharmacy
19/29 Station Street,
Subiaco Square Shopping Centre (opposite Woolworths), SUBIACO 6008
Ph: 1300 783 726

Friendlies Pharmacy
143 Oxford Street, LEEDERVILLE 6007
Ph: 9444 8219

Fitch’s Pharmacy
731 Hay Street Mall, PERTH 6000
Ph: 9321 6411