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All fees listed below are in Australian Dollars and include GST.

NB: If your pharmacy is a Pharmacy Guild member, you are entitled to register at the member rate.

* Non-Guild interns must register at the Member or Non-Member rate using profile ‘Intern-Other’ on the online form.
^ Only students studying a bachelor degree may register at student rates

~ Session recordings are subject to approval by individual speakers. Some sessions may therefore not be available.





Conference session recordings~



Conference handbook

Additional cost of $110pp/$85pp for Students, Guild Interns and Pharmacy assistants

Additional cost of $110pp/$85pp for Students, Guild Interns and Pharmacy assistants

Additional cost of $110pp/$85pp for Students, Guild Interns and Pharmacy assistants



APP Street Party

Additional cost of $85pp
Additional cost of $85pp
Additional cost of $85pp



Welcome Reception

Additional cost of $55 per day

On day specified
On day specified


On day specified
On day specified

Morning & afternoon teas


Entry to trade exhibition


On day specified

On day specified


Entry to conference sessions (except those marked as an additional cost)


$75 per day

$125 per day


Pharmacy Students^,

Pharmacy Assistant




(As part of the Guild Intern Training Program)


Guild Intern*


$100 per day

$430 per day

  • $1,040

  • $1,150

Non Member

  • Standard


$100 per day

$385 per day

  • $940

  • $1,030

Guild Member

  • Standard
Trade Exhibition Only Registration

Day Registration


Day Registration
(Thu, Fri or Sat)

Full Registration EXCLUDING

APP Party  

(Thu – Sun)

Full Registration INCLUDING
APP Party 

(Thu – Sun)

Registration options


Special conference accommodation rates have been negotiated with a range of hotels and apartments within close proximity to the conference venue. To secure the discounted accommodation rates, bookings must be made via the below booking form.

For accommodation queries, please contact the official conference accommodation booking agent:

Pulse Events
A: PO Box 2313, Brookside Centre QLD 4053
T: 07 3161 5901

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.


For delegates requiring airport transfers, a wide range of coach, bus, taxi and hire car services are available from both 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.



Jetstar                    131 538

Virgin Australia      136 789

QANTAS                 131 133

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 Brisbane and/or Gold Coast Airports:






The Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference & Trade Exhibition 2020 (APP Conference) is organised and run by The Pharmacy Guild of Australia (PGA).  By registering for the APP Conference, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set out below.

  1. Registration and Payment
    • To register for the APP Conference, delegates must submit a registration form and follow any directions set out at
    • Upon successful submission of your registration form, a confirmation of registration and tax invoice will be sent to your email address (as set out in your registration form). Please contact the Events Division of PGA’s Queensland Branch on (07) 3831 3788, or email if you do not receive a confirmation email.
    • You must pay all registration fees, including any late fees, in full to PGA prior to the start of the APP Conference. If you do not, you will be refused entry to the APP Conference.
    • Credit card payments are made directly through NAB Transact to ensure your personal details are kept safe. None of your payment details are stored by PGA.
    • Any registrations received after 5pm on Monday 16 March 2020 will incur a late fee of $50.00.
    • Any request to change your registration must be emailed to No such requests can be made over the phone.  If you would like to transfer your registration to another delegate, you may do so if:
      • the substituted delegate is from the same organisation as you; and
      • you have notified PGA of the proposed substitution by email prior to 5pm on Monday 16 March 2020.

  1. Attendance
    • Your attendance at the APP Conference is, at all times, at the sole discretion of PGA. PGA reserves the right to refuse entry to you to the APP Conference, or to request that you leave the APP Conference, without notice for any reason whatsoever.  If this occurs, then a refund of the registration fee will be facilitated in some circumstances (at PGA’s sole discretion).
    • You must at all times comply with:
      • these terms and conditions;
      • any terms and conditions imposed by the The Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre (Venue); and
      • any reasonable direction given to you by PGA, the Venue host, or any of their employees, agents or contractors,

and PGA reserves the right to immediately terminate the registration of any delegate that it reasonably believes is not complying, or has not complied, with the above terms.

  1. Cancellations and Refunds


  • All cancellations and requests for refunds must be made by email to
  • No refunds will be issued by PGA until after the APP Conference has finished.

Registration fees

Cancellations of individual registrations made:

  • on or before Wednesday 19 February 2020 will receive a refund of their registration fees (if paid) less a $100.00 administration fee ; or
  • after Wednesday 19 February 2020 will not be refunded.

Cancellations of accommodation:

  • booked through the PGA website made:
    • 30 days or more prior to the check-in date will receive a full refund of the relevant accommodation fees; or
    • within 30 days of the check-in date will not be refunded; and
  • not booked through the PGA website are at the discretion of the organisation concerned.

  1. Other

Audio and video recording

Audio and video recording is strictly not permitted during the APP Conference.  If you fail to comply with this term, PGA or its representatives or agents may require you to leave the session or the APP Conference.


You agree that PGA is not liable to you for any loss, damage, injury or any incidental, indirect, special, consequential or economic loss or damage (including loss of opportunity, exemplary or punitive damages) whether to person or property and whether arising from default, negligence, misconduct or otherwise by PGA, its employees, agents or contractors in connection with the APP Conference.


You agree to indemnify PGA against liability for, or in respect of, any claims, demands, actions, costs, expenses, losses and damages arising out of or in connection with or as a consequence of any of your acts or omissions in connection with the APP Conference that breach these terms and conditions.

Privacy and Intellectual Property

You acknowledge and agree that, in respect of your attendance at the APP Conference:

  • you may be photographed, filmed or recorded;
  • PGA can use and disclose your name and image in any material, including promotional material (Material) in connection with the APP Conference or future conferences, without any compensation to you;
  • PGA can use and disclose your personal information for any other purpose in connection with the APP Conference;
  • all right, title and interest (including intellectual property rights) in the Material will automatically vest in PGA on its creation;
  • you unconditionally and irrevocably consent to any act or omission that would otherwise infringe any of your moral rights in the Materials and agree to not institute, maintain or support any claim or proceeding for infringement of any such rights;
  • PGA’s privacy policy (see contains further information about how PGA uses, discloses and stores personal information. It also contains details about how you can access and seek correction of your personal information; and
  • exhibitors have access to name badge scanning software that enables them to “scan” your name badge to obtain your contact details (name, company, address, phone and email).  PGA is not responsible for the subsequent use, disclosure or other handling of your personal information by any exhibitor or any other person who obtains your personal information using the name badge scanning software.



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132 Leichhardt St, Spring Hill QLD 4000

07 3831 9246



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Important information: APP Postponed

Friday 13 March 2020

APP2020 Postponed
Organisers of the Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference (APP) today announced that the 2020 event, scheduled to commence on Wednesday 18 March, will be postponed.

APP Chairman Kos Sclavos AM said the difficult decision was made based on a number of health and safety concerns. With over 6000 people due at APP, our number one priority is the health and safety of our community pharmacy workforce given they continue to be on the front line of the Nation’s response to Coronavirus.

“The ongoing disruption caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in global company travel restriction policies which are impacting upon speakers and the trade exhibition. In addition, the recently announced cases of Coronavirus on the Gold Coast, and the need to preserve the health and wellbeing of our frontline pharmacy workforce has resulted in the postponement of APP2020.

“The APP organising committee, The Pharmacy Guild of Australia and the Gold Coast Convention Centre have relied on expert health advice and information from state and federal health Departments and public health warnings. As recently as yesterday, the Committee received briefings from both the State and Commonwealth Governments and are acting in accordance with their general advice.

“APP has a large footprint, not only within the community pharmacy sector, but throughout the entire Gold Coast community. The health and safety of delegates, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, conference centre staff, suppliers and the general public is of the utmost importance for us.

“We understand the impact this decision will have on the community pharmacy sector and the local Gold Coast economy. After hosting the event for the last 30 years, it saddens us deeply to take this action.

“The encouragement and dedication of our sponsors and exhibitors has delivered a proud history of APP and we thank all our supporters for their vision, commitment and dedication to the community pharmacy sector,” Kos said.

Kos added that a reduced program, called APP Online, is currently being developed for registered delegates to view streamed content and recorded sessions, online.

“While we work to confirm new dates for APP, ‘APP Online’ will offer as many of the APP face-to-face sessions, in a digital format, as possible.

“This means that delegates will still be able to hear the latest industry, business and clinical updates and record the CPD credits that they would have gained at APP.

“I would like to take the opportunity to apologise for any inconvenience caused to delegates, speakers sponsors, conference staff and exhibitors and welcome everyone to participate in ‘APP Online’,” Kos said.

A full program for ‘APP Online’ will be made available soon via

Given the significant costs incurred in preparing the event and the costs incurred by delegates, sponsors and exhibitors a partial rebate will be put in place and communicated to delegates, sponsors and exhibitors as soon as possible. While no obligation exists, the partial rebates are a clear sign of good faith by The Guild in Queensland and the APP Committee. We value our relationships and ongoing support before financial considerations. Given that COVID-19 is a communicable disease, no insurance claim is possible for the event.

Following public health notices and Governmental advice, conferences scheduled for later in the year are being actively reviewed. Once again, we thank all our supporters and apologises for the inconvenience.

Media enquiries: Caroline Wallace 0400 092 697