Find a Pharmacy

In NSW, HIV medications are accessed like any other medicine in the community, with a doctor’s prescription from any local chemist or pharmacy. In NSW, your HIV medication is always completely free.

Your local chemist or pharmacist will be able to stock your medication like any other medication. Depending on where your local chemist or pharmacy is, you may need to wait a few days for the medication to be delivered to the chemist. Your chemist will also be able to provide information about HIV medication, other drug interactions, side effects and toxicity.

If you live rurally or regionally and need any support from Positive Life to ensure you can access your HIV medications from your local chemist or pharmacy including accessing your HIV medication for free, please call us on (02) 8357 8386 or 1800 245 677 (freecall) or email

If you do not have a Medicare card or are Medicare Ineligible, you can access your medication from a NSW sexual health clinic for free through the Medicare Ineligible Scheme.  This includes people living with HIV who are visiting Australia on medium- and long-term visas as well as people who are looking to stay permanently in Australia and ineligible for Medicare. People who are eligible for other reciprocal health arrangements can also access their HIV antiretroviral medication for free like other people living with HIV in Australia.

HIV medications are also dispensed from NSW sexual health clinics and public hospital pharmacies in NSW.  Public hospital pharmacies (listed below) have more limited opening hours. If you choose to pick up your HIV medication from a public hospital pharmacy, please call ahead for opening hours as many close early on Fridays or prior to a public holiday.

Public Hospital Pharmacies


The Albion Centre
150 Albion Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Tel: (02) 9332 9600

Prince of Wales Hospital
High Street, Randwick NSW 2031
Tel: (02) 9382 2332 (switch)

Royal North Shore Hospital
Pacific Highway, St Leonards NSW 2065
Tel: (02) 9926 7015

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Building 11, Missenden Road, Camperdown NSW 2050
Tel: (02) 9515 6111

St George Hospital
Gray Street, Kogarah NSW 2217
Tel: (02) 9113 3051

St Vincents Public Hospital
Victoria Street corner of Burton Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Tel: (02) 8382 2594

Sydney Hospital
Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Tel: (02) 9382 7379

Westmead Hospital
Corner of Hawkesbury and Darcy Roads, Westmead NSW 2145
Tel: (02) 9845 6542

Parramatta Community Health Service
Ground Floor Jeffery House, 162 Marsden Street, Parramatta NSW 2150
Tel: (02) 9843 3135


Blue Mountains Hospital
Great Western Highway, Katoomba NSW 2780
Tel: (02) 4784 6597 Direct
Tel: (02) 4784 6560 Switchboard


Gosford Public Hospital
Holden Street, Gosford NSW 2250
Tel: (02) 4320 2647
Tel: (02) 4320 2111


John Hunter Hospital
Lookout Road, New Lambton NSW 2305
Tel: (02) 4921 3635 Direct
Tel: (02) 4921 3000 Switchboard


Port Kembla Hospital
Corner of Cowper Street and Fairfax Road, Warrawong NSW 2502
Tel: (02) 4223 8000 Switchboard
Tel: (02) 4223 8190 Direct


Coffs Harbour Health Campus Pharmacy
345 Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Tel: (02) 6656 7472

Port Macquarie Health Campus Pharmacy
Wright’s Road, Port Macquarie 2444
Tel: (02) 6580 1024


Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital
Dean Street, Tamworth NSW 2348
Tel: (02) 6767 7370


Lismore Base Hospital
Uralba Street, Lismore NSW 2480
Tel: (02) 6621 8000
Tel: (02) 6620 2477

Tweed Heads Hospital
Powell Street, Tweed Heads NSW 2485
Tel: (07) 5506 7420

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