About PDL

Proudly supporting Australian pharmacists for 110 years

Who we are

A nationally trusted organisation providing
peace of mind to pharmacists

As Australia’s first national pharmacy body, PDL (Pharmaceutical Defence Limited) was established in 1912 by pharmacists, for pharmacists. Now 110 years on, we are still holistically owned by our pharmacist members and are dedicated to supporting them throughout their professional life. We provide Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance that is tailored to individual pharmacists, 24/7 incident support and risk management advice. We are a not-for-profit organisation and support over 31,000 members nationally from across the profession, comprised mostly of community, hospital, clinical, research and retired pharmacists, interns and students.

Hear from our members

"I always get excellent support. Always always ALWAYS."

Community Pharmacist
February 2023

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Our mission and values

We're committed to member
guidance and support

Australian pharmacists deserve peace of mind and security. We’re dedicated to guiding and supporting pharmacy professionals through our membership program, so they can feel confident and assured in the workplace. Our market-leading Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance satisfies the needs of individual pharmacists, protecting their livelihood and reputation.


110 years of protecting and nurturing Australian pharmacists. You can rely on us for support and professional development.


Our alerts are a direct response to real-time industry news and announcements. We hold a significant position in the pharmacy environment and get notified about changes that can impact members.


We provide our members with around-the-clock confidential, one-to-one support, which is not punitive or judgemental and inhibits the likelihood of a claim occurring.


We’re an independent organisation owned solely by our pharmacists, advocating together for the protection of the pharmacy profession.


Our members remain at the centre of our decision-making and subsequently enhance the experience of existing and future pharmacists.

Our Story

Since our inception in 1912, we have proudly contributed to the protection and professional interest of Australian pharmacists.

Our Team

Led by a Board of Australian pharmacists, elected by our members.

Our Partners

Our partnerships support us so we can better support the Australian pharmacy profession.