5 – 7 September 2024
Hyatt Regency | Sydney

Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award 2024


The Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award (PATY) is the premier award for Australian pharmacy assistants, recognising and celebrating the ‘best of the best’ in community pharmacy.

Now in its 18th year, PATY acknowledges outstanding pharmacy assistants’ skills, knowledge, leadership and customer service over a 12-month period.


Nomination Process

Below is an overview of the nomination process for the Award:

  1.  Nominees can either self-nominate or be nominated by a third party such as an employer, colleague, customer or industry representative
  2.  Nominees must complete and submit a response to selection criteria
  3.  Nominees will be short-listed to take part in a virtual State Workshop (10-15 State Finalists per state will take part in the workshop)
  4.  A State Winner is selected from each State Workshop and invited to represent their state in a National Judging Workshop
  5.  A face-to-face National Judging Workshop will be held in Sydney on Thursday 5 September
  6.  The national winner and runner up will be announced at the Pharmacy Connect/Pharmacy Assistant National Conference 2024 Cocktail Party on Friday 6 September


In addition to outstanding training, development and networking opportunities, the award offers the following prizes:

State Finalists

The top 10-15 finalists in each state are invited to participate in a State Workshop, which provides professional development opportunities for participants. All state finalists will receive 50% off PA Conference 2024 registrations.

State Winners

One winner will be selected from each state/ territory and awarded:

  • A custom glass trophy
  • Exclusive training and development sessions
  • National recognition in industry publications such as Retail Pharmacy Assistants, Retail Pharmacy, AJP, ITK, AJP and Pharmacy Daily
  • A profile in National Guild electronic and social media platforms
  • Return flights and accommodation for attendance at the National Judging Workshop and the Pharmacy Assistant National Conference 2024 (PA2024)
  • Complimentary registration for PA2024, which is held in conjunction with the National Judging Workshop
  • Invitation to be a judge at the PATY 2025 State Workshop in their state or territory (this will be conducted online via Zoom)

National Winner

One National winner will be selected and awarded:

  • A custom glass trophy
  • $5,000 cash prize
  • Return flights, accommodation and registration to APP2025 on the Gold Coast, including tickets to the Welcome Reception and Street Party
  • Return flights, accommodation and registration to PA2025, including tickets to the Welcome Reception and Cocktail Party
  • Invitation to participate as a judge at the 2025 National Judging Workshop

National Runner Up

  • A custom glass trophy

Key Dates


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