Our pharmacy provides high quality and cost-effective medication management for patients with cancer. It also contributes to research and education in therapeutics and primacy practice

As an outpatient with us, our outpatient pharmacy can dispense your prescriptions and provide you with medication information.  

Pharmacy location 

The Pharmacy is at: 

Level 2 
Reception 2A Pharmacy 
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre 
305 Grattan Street  
Melbourne VIC 3000 

Pharmacy contact 

You can contact the Pharmacy by either 

  • Phone: (03) 8559 5200  
  • Fax: (03) 8559 5203  
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

For scripts stored on file, please note a few days’ notice is required. 

To collect your on-file scripts 

  1. Please contact us a few days before you need your script (that is, before you come into Peter Mac). You can contact us by either: 
    1. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    2. Phone: (03) 8559 5200 (see Opening Hours for when we can take your call) 
    3. Fax: (03) 8559 5203 
  2. You can then collect your on-file script at the Pharmacy: 
    1. Level 2, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, 305 Grattan Street, Melbourne 

Pharmacy opening hours 

These dates and times describe when:  

  • You can call us 
  • You can collect your script 
  • We can dispense prescription medication 
  • We can provide you with medical information


Opening hours 

Monday to Friday 

8:30am to 5.00pm 


10.00am to 12noon 

Inpatients and the ward pharmacist 

If we are admitting you for more than one day, please:  

  1. Bring all your medicines with you
  2. The ward pharmacist will make a note of your medication and ask if you are happy for us to use them during your hospital admission. This will mean we won’t need to change your usual medication brand and they will continue to be familiar to you
  3. The ward pharmacist will ask you a series of questions about your usual medicines, any medicine allergies, or previous problems with medicines  
  4. The ward pharmacist will check your medication chart each day and work with your treating team to ensure your medicines are safe to use in combination
  5. Before you go home, the ward pharmacist will make sure you have all the medicines you need and that you understand how and when to take them

Outpatients and the pharmacy 

When attending an outpatient appointment 

Please ensure you bring a current list of your usual medicines. This includes any medicines that you purchase over the counter at your local pharmacy or supermarket, and any supplements or natural medicines you take. 

If you have a repeat prescription, and your medicine is only available at Peter Mac 

We can store the prescription on file. You can then telephone or email us a few days in advance, and we will prepare the prescription ready for collection or arrange for it to be posted to you (postal charges apply). Remember to let the pharmacy know if your address or concession status has changed since your last visit. 

Tips to help reduce your waiting time 

If you are coming to us with a new prescription: 

  • Always have your hospital URN on hand
  • Leave your prescription with us while you attend other appointments or let us know if you can collect medications the following day or have them posted to you (postal charges apply)
  • Ask us whether your medication would be available at a community pharmacy

Information about your medications 

Pharmacists work with you and members of your treating team to make sure the medicines prescribed are the best treatment options for you. Pharmacists are available to discuss medicines with you and to provide advice about the best way to take your medicines. Ask pharmacy staff any questions you may have about your medications. The pharmacy can provide written information about any medicine you have been prescribed. If you are an inpatient and would like to speak to someone about your medicines, please ask a member of your treating team to arrange for a pharmacist to speak with you. A summary sheet of medications will be provided to you on discharge from the ward. 

Pharmacy fees 

The pharmacy will supply the medications used during your stay at no cost during your stay as an inpatient. 

The pharmacy will usually dispense medicines you are to take home with you and deliver these to you in the ward area before you go home. The medicines you take home may incur a patient contribution charge in line with Commonwealth and Victorian government guidelines. To help us determine appropriate charges, we may ask for your Medicare or other government concessions, Veteran or Safety Net cards. 

Find outt more about PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) safety net thresholds  

Mailing address 

Pharmacy Department 
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre 
Locked Bag 1, 
A’Beckett Street, Victoria 8006 

Related pages

NPS MEDICINEWISE: How to keep your own medicines list resources 

Related links

Go back to the Health services for cancer patients page