History of VPSA

The Victorian Pharmacy Student’s Association is one of the oldest and most prominent pharmacy student associations in Australia. Since its inception in 1947, VPSA has thrived on the energy and enthusiasm of its members, its committee and the generous partnerships forged with industry over the years.

VPSA is located at the world-renowned Parkville Campus of Monash University. Established in 1881 the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is ranked #2 in the QS World University Rankings. At the cutting edge of pharmaceutical innovation it is this passion for development that VPSA strives to reflect in the vocational development services and opportunities it offers its members. VPSA’s endeavors to provide pharmacy students with exposure to professional practice and awareness of relevant practical issues.

VPSA is a non-profit organisation at the State level of the National Australian Pharmacy Student’s Association (NAPSA), which in turn is associated with the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF). VPSA’s ethos is based on the drive to establish professional awareness, in association with our corporate partners and within the student body.

VPSA endeavors to:

  • Promote good fellowship amongst the Members of the Association
  • Promote discussion of professional pharmacy issues to members
  • Encourage and facilitate interaction between pharmacists and pharmacy students
  • Relate organisations, industry representatives and students on both educational and social levels
  • Promote the vocational opportunities available to members in all fields of Pharmacy
  • Facilitate contact with Pharmacy students nationwide and worldwide through the National Australian Pharmacy Students' Association and the International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation
  • Advance the standing of the pharmacy profession in the community
  • Liaise with education providers and sponsors in order to provide high quality education programs and industry related services to members

Benefits of VPSA Membership:

Our non-profit association endeavours to provide relevant vocational guidance and educational support, through a series of publications, seminars and workshops relevant to pharmacy students. Our product training events include

    • Movicol
    • FLO sinus
    • Ethical Nutrients
    • Karicare
    • Ego
    • Wound care
    • First Aid
    • Blackmore's

VPSA's involvement with the student body extends to the social events hosted with the aim of enriching university life for pharmacy students. These social events include:

    • Boat Cruise
    • Pub Crawl
    • Back to Uni Party
    • IPE Party

To fulfill our objective of raising awareness of pharmacy related issues and providing appropriate vocational and educational guidance to our members, VPSA provides key annual events such as:

    • Charity cup
    • Vampire cup
    • Info Night

Payment Details:

VPSA membership price is $18 per year as described below:

1st year: $90 for 5 year membership

2nd year: $72 for 4 year membership

3rd year: $54 for 3 year membership

4th year: $36 for 2 year membership

Intern Year: $18 for 1 year membership

Membership is valid temporarily, and will be confirmed when payment has been received and processed by the VPSA secretary. You'll receive email notification once your payment has been processed.

  1. If paying by cash: contact VPSA to arrange a meeting by emailing vpsa.secretary@gmail.com or messaging the VPSA facebook page to pay in person
  2. If paying via bank transfer please send a screenshot of your receipt to the VPSA facebook page or to treasurer.vpsa@gmail.com. The bank details are as follows:
  3. Account name: Victorian Pharmacy Students' Association (or just "VPSA" if it doesn't all fit)
  4. BSB: 033174
  5. Account no: 223280
  6. Reference/Description: Student name + Membership (e.g. Shefali Parekh Membership)
  7. Await confirmation of membership and enjoy the perks!

Postal Address

381 Royal Parade

Parkville VIC 3052


Contact Details

Email: vpsa@napsa.org.au

Web: www.vpsa.org.au