Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee

Health and Aged Care
The Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC), an independent, expert advisory body, advises the Minister about which drugs and medicinal preparations should be made available as pharmaceutical benefits, and also advises the Minister about which vaccines should be included on the National Immunisation Program.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    National Health Act 1953

  • Paid Members?

    Yes

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    21

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    No

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

  • Postal Address

    23 Furzer Street
    Phillip ACT 2606
    Australia

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Prof. Andrew Wilson 15 February 2023 4 May 2024
Deputy Chair Ms. Jo Watson 15 February 2023 6 May 2027
Member Dr. Susannah Morris 30 June 2021 29 June 2025
Member Dr. Peter Fox 30 June 2021 29 June 2025
Member Dr. Meena Okera 25 June 2020 24 June 2024
Member Dr. Shane Hamblin 25 July 2021 24 July 2025
Member Prof. Chris Etherton-Beer 15 February 2023 25 May 2025
Member Dr. Amanda Johnston 25 July 2021 24 July 2025
Member Dr. Ray Parkin 25 June 2020 24 June 2024
Member Prof. Kirsten Howard 30 June 2021 29 June 2025
Member VACANT
Member VACANT
Member Ms. Michelle Burke 24 August 2023 23 August 2025
Member Dr. David Newby 30 June 2021 29 June 2025
Member Professor Prof. Joseph Doyle 2 May 2023 1 May 2025
Member Prof. Jonathan Craig 24 August 2023 23 August 2025
Member A/Prof Peter Grimison 24 August 2023 23 August 2025
Member Dr. Jo- Anne Manski-Nankervis 24 August 2023 23 August 2025
Member Dr. Elizabeth Marles 2 May 2023 1 May 2024
Member Prof. Clement Loy 2 May 2023 1 May 2025
Member Dr. Kylie Mason 15 February 2023 14 February 2027
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