Bupropion is available only on prescription. It is approved by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for people who take part in a support and counseling program, such as that provided by the Quitline. Your doctor will issue you a prescription for 30 tablets on your first visit, and then, on your second visit, a final prescription for 90 tablets. In 2012, general patients pay $35.40 (PBS price) for each prescription and concession holders pay $5.80. You are allowed one full course (120 tablets) per year on the PBS. You can buy it on a private prescription, but it costs over $200.00 for 120 tablets.
After buying your first packet of tablets, you will need to have a second appointment with your doctor within two weeks of starting treatment, before your first packet runs out.