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7CPA Community Pharmacy Agreement
Australian Government Department of Health

Pharmacy Programs Administrator


The Emergency Locum Service (ELS) provides support to community pharmacies in rural and remote regions of Australia via direct access to pharmacist locums in emergency situations, aiming to place a locum within 24 hours for a maximum of 7 days.

The program has a proven history of assistance.


Pharmacies helped in FY19-FY20


Years established

If you're a Rural Pharmacy needing emergency help...

Raven's Recruitment was appointed to operate the ELS from the 1st July 2021 and has over 34 years experience helping Community Pharmacy Owners find locum talent in the fastest possible manner.

If you’re a Rural Pharmacy needing help urgently with a Pharmacist emergency, FreeCall 1800 991 541 anytime 24/7 or email us on

If you are wanting to understand more about the ELS Program rules and support, read our Pharmacy Owner FAQ's.

If you're a Pharmacist wanting to help...

The ELS creates an opportunity for you to give back to rural and remote Australia by locuming and supporting fellow pharmacists, whilst experiencing great benefits, amazing destinations and furthering your knowledge of rural communities.

To find out more read our Pharmacist FAQ's, meet our team of ELS specialists or alternatively phone us on 1800 991 541 and we can help you discover what an ELS assignment means for your career.

This program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care (DoHAC) under the 7th Community Pharmacy Agreement.

We look forward to the opportunity of working with you.

Raven's Recruitment Pty Ltd is a corporate member of the Recruitment and Consulting Services Association (RCSA) that complies with the RCSA Code for Professional Conduct, which means you can be assured you will receive legally compliant, ethical and professional service with the Emergency Locum Service program.

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