9 June 2023

The prestigious 2023 Pharmacy Guild of Australia/Maxigesic Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award (PATY) state finalists have been announced with a record number of 76 finalists* invited to participate in the next round of the award.

This year, more than 460 high-quality nominations were received from across the country, with nominees vying for the recognition that comes with winning the coveted award.

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s National President, Professor Trent Twomey said PATY is the premier award for pharmacy assistants in Australia.

“This esteemed award was created to recognise pharmacy assistants who go the extra mile to help patients and who are proactive in developing their own careers,” says Professor Twomey.

In addition to the main PATY Award, the Glucojel Super Star Award is a subsidiary award which recognises outstanding customer service amongst the state finalists.

The state finalists now have the opportunity to participate in virtual state judging days, which are taking place throughout June. The state winners selected during this process will then take part in a face-to-face national workshop held on Thursday 31 August at the 2023 Pharmacy Assistant National Conference (PA2023) in Sydney.

The 2023 PATY Award and Glucojel Super Star Award winners will be announced during the Pharmacy Assistant National Conference Cocktail Party on Friday 1 September 2023.

The Pharmacy Assistant National Conference has been proudly educating pharmacy assistants around Australia for more than 20 years.

At this year’s conference, which is taking place from 31 August – 2 September, delegates will get to know the 2023 state winners in a dedicated session showcasing PATY.

For the first time, the Pharmacy Assistant National Conference will be held in conjunction with Pharmacy Connect, an annual Pharmacy Guild event for pharmacists and pharmacy owners. The two events will share a 50-plus stand trade exhibition and social functions including the Welcome Reception and Cocktail Party.

Early bird registration for the conference, which saves delegates $65 off the full registration fee, is now open. To view the full program and to register visit https://pharmacyassistants.com/program/

*See below to read the list of finalists. Breakdown for each state and territory: ACT (9), NSW (12), NT (3), QLD (12), SA (9), TAS (8) VIC (12), WA (10).

StateFirst NameLast NamePharmacy Name
ACTMercedesFletcherLanyon Pharmacy
ACTJaimeHarveyNarrabundah Pharmacy
ACTSusieHillmanDiscount Drug Store Franklin
ACTAnnelieseHoffDiscount Drug Stores Tuggeranong
ACTDaniellePeelCooleman Court Pharmacy
ACTPennyPorgazianChisholm Capital Chemist
ACTAwanthiSamarathungaPriceline Belconnen
ACTLiamSchnekLanyon Pharmacy
ACTAllyssaSmithLanyon Pharmacy
NSWSharonAdamsPharmacy 4 Less Support Office
NSWMorganBurnsidePriceline Pharmacy Beecroft
NSWDanielleDavisTerryWhite Chemmart Coffs Harbour
NSWLisaDavisPharmacy 4 Less Tahmoor
NSWPaigeGoldsworthyPharmacy 4 Less Narellan
NSWElizabethHowarthAmcal+ Salamander Bay
NSWKathy-AnneMillerOrana Mall Pharmacy
NSWXuan-AnhNguyenAmcal Potts Point
NSWEmilyNietnerFlinders Save and Deliver Pharmacy
NSWAllaaOubaisiPharmacy4Less Bankstown Grandmarket
NSWMelanieReynoldsTerry White Chemmart Coffs Harbour Park Beach Plaza
NSWTinaSulisBlacksmiths Pharmacy 4 Less
NTEricaBaunPharmaSave Karama Pharmacy
NTShayFreeman-KellyBerry Springs Pharmacy
NTBridgetHonnerBlooms the Chemist Bakewell
QLDNicoleBackDCO Mt Coolum & Maroochydore & Pacific Paradise Stores
QLDEmmaCroleCardwell Pharmacy
QLDColbyDiekCraignish Pharmacy
QLDSarahHaleyNobby Beach Chempro Chemist
QLDGayleHuntAllens Pharmacy
QLDBlakeHyndman-RobertsHope Island 7 Day Amcal Chemist
QLDMadisonLowTerrywhite Chemmart Arana Hills
QLDAlisonMcArthur-WilliamsPriceline Surfers Paradise
QLDLeighMedcalfCooloola Pharmacy Tin Can Bay
QLDNicoleMillarGold Coast Super Clinic Amcal Pharmacy
QLDToniOlsenPriceline Pharmacy Macarthur Central Pharmacy
QLDCassiePetersOakey Community Pharmacy
SASophiaCallistoDirect Chemist Outlet Torrensville
SAMariaIelasiTerry white chemmart playford
SAChanra (Angie)MoyleTerryWhite Westfield Marion
SARuthNilsenTerryWhite Westfield Marion
SAJordenOschmannsPriceline Pharmacy Goolwa
SACharlottePetersTerryWhite Chemmart Seaford
SASolmazRahmaniTerryWhite Chemmart Seaford
SANadiaRoweStar Discount Chemist
SAMakaileeWeltmanThe Barossa Pharmacist in the Mall
TASEmilyBerrySouth Hobart Pharmacy
TASAlieshaBramichDeloraine Amcal Pharmacy
TASCassandraDeathTerry White Chemmart Riverside
TASJemmaDenholmGoodPrice Pharmacy Warehouse, Devonport
TASKatelynHodgettsDeloraine Amcal Pharmacy
TASRebeccaHoneywoodPriceline Pharmacy Kingston Plaza
TASDakotaLeePenguin Advantage Pharmacy
TASAimeeWilsonCapital Chemist Hobart
VICTrentArcherChemist Discount Centre Endeavour Hills
VICBrodieBryanBeaconsfield Pharmacy
VICJanineByrneDirect chemist outlet
VICAmandaCarlyleMalmsbury Pharmacy
VICElizabethConnoleyBlooms the Chemist Colac
VICAmyCouttsBarwon pharmacy group- pharmacy 4 less
VICIsabelleHarrisHeathershaw’s Compounding Pharmacy
VICMeganHodgePharmacy 4 Less M-City
VICWendyKassabisDirect Chemist Outlet Belvedere Park
VICLailaMarianiPharmacy 4 Less Monee Ponds
VICRiyadSaoudPharmacy 4 Less Coburg
VICAlisonStedmanTerry White Chemmart Pharmacy Korumburra
WAChantelleAbonnelSpearwood 7 Day Pharmacy
WASasheAustinPriceline Pharmacy Spencer Park
WABiancaBusbySt James Newstart Pharmacy
WAAmandaDicker-LeeAtwell Community Pharmacy
WABryanHannTerryWhite Chemmart Rivervale
WALindaMittingChemwise Pharmacy Australind
WAPaigePegoraroCapel Pharmacy
WATaneeshaPotterPharmacy 777 Karratha
WARebeccaSummersKinross Pharmacy
WAAliciaWardTerryWhite Chemmart Kingsley