PBS XML - missing dispensing rules

Page last updated: 6 November 2018

Stakeholder update

On 24 Sept 2018 Health sent out updated correspondence regarding the date issue with the PBS XML - missing dispensing rules, implementing a change to make General, Palliative Care and RPBS programs the same.

Health has now produced a new test file with the changes back-dated 12 months. An implementation date will be arranged as soon as possible following testing, knowing that it cannot be implemented on a price change month. We are currently aiming for this to be included with the March 2019 data, depending on testing requirements.

The test XML files and new Schema package are ready to be downloaded for stakeholder verification.


We would like to implement this change into production with the March 2019 data. Please provide feedback by 17 Dec 2018.

Please advise Health via email to PBSlisting@health.gov.au as soon as possible if verification by the 17 Dec 2018 is unlikely. This way we can work with stakeholders on the timing of this change.

If this timeframe is un-manageable, implementation would be with the next available date where this change will not affect other pricing changes.