APP is The Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s annual national conference and the largest pharmacy conference and trade show in Australia. APP offers attendees a comprehensive four-day educational program, exciting social activities and a trade exhibition showcasing the latest products, services and industry information.

Sunday 23 May

9:30am – 5:00pm

Saturday 22 May

Friday 21 May

9:30am – 5:00pm

8:30am – 6:00pm (Foyer stands open)
5:30pm – 8:30pm (Main exhibition hall open & Welcome Reception)

Thursday 20 May



The conference and trade exhibition will be held at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre (GCCEC).
2684-2690 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach QLD 4218.  Conference sessions and the trade exhibition are held from Thursday 20 May until Sunday 23 May 2021.  Please visit the Program page for session information and times.

Please see below for the Trade Exhibition opening times.

9.30am – 12:30pm

There will be over 400 trade stands showcasing the latest industry products and services.

Please visit the Trade page, which is regularly updated as new trade exhibition bookings are received.

Admission to conference sessions is restricted to professional persons working within the pharmacy industry. If you wish to bring a guest or your family (including children) to view the trade exhibition they will need to be admitted as a visitor and will be required to wear a visitor name badge, which can be collected from the Registration Desk onsite.

Yes, extra tickets to both the Welcome Reception and the APP Street Party can be purchased online with your registration. Additional Welcome Reception tickets can be purchased for $85 each and additional Street Party tickets for $110 each (the Street Party ticket price has been reduced to make it more affordable for partners and guests to attend with delegates).

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia will be seeking accreditation for conference sessions. Further details will be available closer to the event.

The CPE Allowance provides financial support to assist pharmacists from rural and remote areas to access CPD and Professional Development activities. Click here for more information and find out if you are eligible. The Rural Intern Training Allowance (RITA) provides financial support to assist intern pharmacists from rural and remote areas to attend compulsory intern training program activities. Click here for more information and find out if you are eligible.

Event hosts, The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, are working closely with the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre to ensure the safety of all attendees. The event will adhere to the Centre’s Site Specific COVID Safe Plan, an approved Queensland Government plan which addresses the risks associated with the potential transmission of COVID-19. For more information visit


Online Registrations will be open up to and during the event.

Yes, onsite registrations will be accepted onsite.

A confirmation of registration and tax invoice will be issued to your email address on submission of registration. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please check your ‘junk’ or ‘spam’ folders and check that the email address you provided when registering is correct. If a confirmation has not been received please contact the Events Division of The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Queensland Branch on 07 3831 3788 or email

Yes. You can contact the Events Division of The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Queensland Branch on 07 3831 3788 or email to check if your registration has been submitted successfully.

This depends on individual circumstances. Please contact your tax professional to discuss this.

No, your name badge and function tickets will be available for collection from the Registration Desk onsite on arrival at the conference.

Please refer to the Cancellations and Refunds schedule in the Terms & Conditions for cancellation dates and fees. All cancellations must be made in writing to Refunds will be paid within 30 days of the cancellation date. If you would like to transfer your registration to another delegate you may do so at the discretion of The Pharmacy Guild of Australia if the subsituted delegate is from the same organisation as you and you have notified The Pharmacy Guild of Australia of the proposed substitution by email prior to 5pm on Wednesday 19 May 2021. 


Yes. Special hotel rates are available for attendees and exhibitors. Please visit the Accommodation page for more information.

Gold Coast (Coolangatta) Airport services the Gold Coast with regular direct flights from most capital cities. The airport is a 30-minute drive south of the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre and Broadbeach accommodation. Alternatively Brisbane Airport is a 90-minute drive to Broadbeach.

The following airlines service Gold Coast and Brisbane Airports:

For delegates requiring airport transfers, a wide range of coach, bus, taxi and hire car services are available from both Gold Coast/Coolangatta and Brisbane airports.

From Gold Coast Airport - for details of transfers from Gold Coast Airport click here.
From Brisbane Airport - for details of transfers from Brisbane Airport click here.

All APP accommodation venues are in walking distance from the GCCEC. A shuttle service from all accommodation venues will be offered to and from the APP Street Party on Saturday 22 May 2021 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm and then from 10:00pm – 12:30am.

For a list of Gold Coast activities, tours and entertainment to enjoy before or after the conference, take a look at the Visit Gold Coast website.

Car parking is available for delegates at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre at a cost of $12.00 per day. The entrance to the car park is off the Gold Coast Highway.


The Gold Coast’s climate is sub-tropical with 287 days of sunshine annually. The temperature in May ranges from 19°C to 24°C.

No. If you require babysitting services please arrange this with your hotel concierge.

A small cloakroom is available onsite. Delegates requiring storage of luggage after checkout should contact their respective hotel concierges.

Yes, there is free wi-fi available throughout the centre.

Conference sessions – smart casual
Welcome Reception – smart casual or business
APP Street Party – cocktail

Yes. Local buses, taxis and a light rail (tram) operate regular services to all major attractions, hotels and shopping centres on the Gold Coast, including GCCEC.


Surfside Buslines service the Gold Coast 24 hours a day at four to five minute intervals during peak periods. Surfside also transports visitors to all Gold Coast theme parks.
Ph: 07 5571 6555



Gold Coast Cabs service the Gold Coast.
Ph: 131 008


G:link Light Rail

The Gold Coast light rail system is a 13 kilometre corridor connecting Griffith University to Broadbeach, passing through the key activity centres of Southport and Surfers Paradise. For timetables and fares visit or

The organiser of the event is The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Queensland Branch. Please contact the organiser by emailing or by calling 07 3831 3788.

The Pharmacy Guild is dedicated to continually improve its’ environmental impact and strives to demonstrate leadership in the area of event sustainability. 






COVID Safe Guidelines
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia is committed to the health and safety of all APP attendees. Considerable planning has taken place and daily monitoring continues, to ensure APP is safe for delegates, exhibitors and staff. We are in the process of developing a COVID Safe Event Plan for approval by the Queensland Government. A copy of this plan will be available on this website shortly. We are also working closely with the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, who are operating under an approved Site Specific COVID Safe Plan, in order to protect delegates from the spread of COVID-19. To view this plan click here.



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Events Division - The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Queensland Branch


132 Leichhardt St, Spring Hill QLD 4000

07 3831 9246



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