Toowoomba Friendlies Society Dispensary is a community-owned organisation. Profits made through its operations are returned to the community in the form of philanthropic benefits and in store discounts. We are highly regarded in our local community for our Mobility and NDIS services, as we offer old fashioned, kind, customer service with up-to-date knowledge and information.
Our services are not limited to Toowoomba city clientele only. We have clients from as far as Northern New South Wales, Central West, Wide Bay-Burnett, Southwest, and Darling Downs. We also offer a delivery service right across Toowoomba, Southeast QLD and Western Regions. We work closely with the general community, the National Disability Insurance Agency, plan-managers, Public Trust, DVA and MASS, and other support organisations. We provide comprehensive advice to community members from local, regional, and remote areas. We will work with you to ensure you receive the best advice and service no matter of your location.
The Toowoomba Friendly Society Dispensary Ltd as we know it today started from the “Toowoomba Associated Friendly Societies Medical Institute” which was established on the 1st of January 1897 with an office at 194 Margaret Street Toowoomba. The first Dispensary opened on the 1st of March 1910 at No 4 Markeys Building, Ruthven Street Toowoomba. In 1982 the Pharmacy was moved to 8 Mylne St Toowoomba were it is currently located.
Early 2010 we realised that our member’s needs were changing, they were asking for products which they needed help them remain independent and living in their own homes. There was a need to increase our offering in the mobility and home living aids. In March 2010 the Pharmacy opened its first Friendlies Mobility & Independent Living store in Prescott St. After the first years trading we found that we had outgrown the store and needed a larger display area. It was decided to extend the Pharmacy’s current site and build a purposed built show room. In June 2012 we opened our new Mobility and Independent Living store at 8 Mylne St. The new store allowed us to stock an even larger range of home health aides and equipment to allow our customers a better selection for their individual needs.