28-29 October 2022


Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award

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

Congratulations to the 2021 PATY State Winners!

Congratulations to the 2021 Super Star Winners!

Congratulations to the 2021 PATY State Finalists

Australian Capital Territory
Grace Williams – Cooleman Court Pharmacy, ACT
Penny Porgazian – Capital Chemist Chisholm , ACT
Fiona Wren – Capital Chemist Kambah, ACT
Meryl Banerjie – Erindale Pharmacy, ACT
Maddison Walton – Capital Chemist Charnwood, ACT

New South Wales
Leisa Ross – Orana Mall, NSW
Pam Gucel – Minchinbury Pharmacy, NSW
Lauren Marks – Coopers Pharmacy Taree, NSW
Julie Jenkins – Nambucca Plaza Pharmacy, NSW
Natalie Saunders – Chemistworks Boolaroo, NSW
Tamara Ward – West Gosford Pharmacy, NSW
Kylie Armour – Life pharmacy, NSW
Candice Mudaliar – Karen Carter Chemist, NSW
Karlie Harvey – Piggotts Pharmacy Huntlee, NSW
Lauren Tester – Blaxland Day N Night Pharmacy, NSW

Northern Territory
Simmie Sodhi – Territory pharmacy terrace, NT
Tegan Wolfenden – Territory Pharmacy, NT
Ashleigh Hutson – Bardens Amcal Pharmacy, NT
Erica Baun – PharmaSave Karama Pharmacy, NT
Melissa Dass – PharmaSave Casuarina Village Pharmacy, NT

Ja’d Webster – TerryWhite Chemmart Toowong, QLD
Renee Mather – Livelife Weipa, QLD
Emma Tewes – Kingaroy Good Price Pharmacy Warehouse, QLD
Shae Robertson – Yeppoon Day and Night Pharmacy, QLD
Micquaela Britton – Tully Raycare Family Pharmacy, QLD
Donna Williamson – Redland Bay Discount Drug Store, QLD
Cassandra Leisemann – Kenmore Amcal Pharmacy, QLD
Caryn Wemyss – Priceline Pharmacy Mareeba, QLD
Hannah Symons – Good Price Pharmacy Cannon Hill, QLD
Mariah Collins – HattonVale Discount Drug Store, QLD

South Australia
Kelly Hall – Star Discount Chemist Rostrevor, SA
Mignonne Hill – Melbourne St Pharmacy, SA
Leanne Beale – Priceline Pharmacy Norwood, SA
Lisa Stares – Orroroo Pharmacy, SA
Hollie Kain – Tim Siv’s Terrywhite Chemmart, SA

Morgan Goninon – Terrywhite Chemmart Windsor, TAS
Sarah Burgess – Riverside TerryWhite Chemmart, TAS
Aliesha Bramich – Deloraine Amcal Pharmacy, TAS
Lisa Brown – Priceline Pharmacy Glenorchy, TAS
Aleece Porro – Amcal Max, TAS

Robyn Peters – Priceline Pharmacy Warragul, VIC
Rosemary Stranges – Chemist warehouse Preston, VIC
Leanne Phillips – Priceline Mooroolbark Pharmacy, VIC
Minh Ma – Chemist Discount Centre Craigieburn , VIC
Janelle Crockford – DCO Centro Somerville, VIC

Western Australia
Jennifer Mcintyre – Wizard Pharmacy, WA
Maxine Bentley – Terry White Chemmart Collie, WA
Sarah Fawcett – Pharmacy 194, WA
Bryan Hann – Midland Pharmacy and Compounding Centre, WA
Amanda Skipper – Terrywhitechemmart Bluffpoint, WA

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 or industry representative
  2. Nominees must complete and submit a response to four selection criteria
  3. Nominees will be short-listed to take part in a virtual State Workshop (up to 10 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 Brisbane in October
  6. The national winner will be announced at the Pharmacy Assistant National Conference 2021


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

 State Finalists

The top 10 finalists in each state are invited to participate in a State Workshop, which provides professional development opportunities for participants.

 State Winners

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

  • Custom glass trophy
  • Exclusive training and development sessions
  • National recognition in industry publications such as Retail Pharmacy, AJP, ITK, AJP, Pharmacy Daily and Pharmacy News
  • Profile in National Guild electronic and social media platforms
  • Return flights and accommodation for attendance at the National Judging Workshop
  • Complimentary registration for the Pharmacy Assistant National Conference 2021 (PA2021), which is held in conjunction with the national judging
  • Invitation to be a judge at the PATY 2022 State Workshop in their state or territory (this will be conducted online via Zoom)

National Winner

One National winner will be selected and awarded:

  • Custom glass trophy
  • $5,000 cash prize
  • Guild Training Package of your choice
  • Return flights, accommodation and registration to APP2022 on the Gold Coast, including tickets to the Welcome Reception and Street Party
  • Invitation to participate as a judge for the 2022 state workshop day in your state
  • Return flights, accommodation and registration to PA2022, including tickets to the Welcome Reception and Street Party
  • Invitation to participate as a judge at the 2022 National Workshop Day at the PA Conference in October

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