New Rates For Locums And Better Invoicing – 2020

New Rates 

On the 1st July, 2020, changes were published to the Pharmacy Industry Award and will apply immediately. 

As a result, a few minor changes have been made to reflect these changes to the Pharmacy SOS rates, these relate to weeknights, Saturdays and Sundays as well as Public Holiday rates.

Furthermore, we have improved the way we invoice to better reflect the award.  

New Rates For Locums And Better Invoicing

The way that Pharmacy SOS will invoice will now directly reflect the Award in the following way:

  • Weekdays 8am-7pm 
  • Weekdays 7am-8am
  • Weeknights 7pm-9pm
  • Weeknight 9pm-midnight
  • Saturday 7am-8am
  • Saturday 8am-6pm
  • Saturday 6-9pm
  • Saturday 9pm-12am
  • Sunday 7am-9pm
  • Sunday other 
  • Public Holiday
  • Overtime 2 hrs
  • Overtime After 2 hrs 
  • O/T Sunday 
  • O/T PH (same as PH)
  • Meals – Supervised work.

Our invoices also include the following codes:


WD – for weekdays

WN – Weeknights

SAT – For Saturday shifts

SUN- For Sunday shifts

PH – for Public Holiday work

OT – For over time

PH – For Public Holidays

MEALS – For when a pharmacist is required to supervise through a lunch break.

DT – Are for rates relating to a dispensary technician.

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(Last Updated on April 8, 2023)