Passengers can now have a prescription filled at Gold Coast Airport

An on-site pharmacy has recently opened its doors at Gold Coast Airport, giving passengers the chance to have a prescription filled before departing, or upon arrival.

The brand new Airport Pharmacy has a pharmacist onsite from 6:30am to 8:30pm daily and also offers a range of products including cosmetics, perfumes, over the counter medication and vitamins.

Gold Coast Airport Chief Operating Officer Marion Charlton said the addition of a pharmacy to the airport’s retail offering came about following a recent passenger satisfaction survey.


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“When we asked our passengers what service they most wanted to see, there was overwhelming for support for a pharmacy,” she said.

“Airport Pharmacy is an experienced operator with outlets at Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns and Singapore Changi airports.”

Marion Charlton and Rajiv Bhindi GCA

Marion Charlton and Rajiv Bhindi | PHOTO: Supplied by Gold Coast Airport

Airport Pharmacy director Rajiv Bhindi said it was exciting to be bringing the Airport Pharmacy concept to Australia’s sixth busiest airport.

“We have been looking at opportunities to expand and believe the Gold Coast is an ideal location, with more than six and a half million passengers passing through the airport each year,” he said.

“People are looking for convenience and while the pharmacy will make life easier for passengers, it will also be great for the many staff and workers around the airport.

“Currently there is a limited number of after-hours and weekend pharmacies on the southern Gold Coast, so Airport Pharmacy will help meet the needs of the surrounding area as well.”

Carla is a full time journalist, presenter and announcer for 102.9 Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au, joining the team towards the end of 2011. When she is isn’t busy presenting all of myGC’s videos, bringing you the latest news or chatting live on air, Carla will often be found scoping out the hottest local events. Carla holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Bond University, where she graduated with number of First in Class and Dean’s List of Academic Excellence awards. Carla is also a well-regarded MC, singer and actor. Some of her credits include hosting the Australia’s Next Top Model Queensland Auditions for Foxtel, guest starring on Toybox for Channel Seven, and performing as Mrs Banks in The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s production of Mary Poppins.

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