AFSPA is the voice of mutual community pharmacy in Australia.
Friendly Society Pharmacies are owned and operated by not-for-profit Friendly Societies rather than pharmacists.
Since the 1830s, a time well before universal healthcare, Friendly Societies have provided access to good quality and affordable healthcare to their members and the pharmacies have supported their communities since the first one was established in Sydney in 1847.
With a long history of operating as social enterprises, Friendly Societies are proud to be the longest, continuous operators of the practice of pharmacy in Australia.
Friendly Society Pharmacies are community pharmacies owned by not-for-profit Friendly Societies rather than pharmacists. They have provided quality and affordable medicines to members since 1847.
There are 32 Friendly Society Pharmacy organisations in Australia, the majority are members of AFSPA.
AFSPA members work together to ensure the sustainability of mutual pharmacy.
The Australian Friendly Societies Pharmacies Association Inc. (AFSPA) is a national representative body, managed by an Executive Committee, elected from the membership, and a part-time Executive Director.
The annual Friendlies Conference brings together representatives of Friendly Society pharmacies and their stakeholders.
This year, the conference will be held at The Grace Hotel in Sydney on 5 September 2019.
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Executive Director: Claire Leonard
Ph: 0439 691 019
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