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Newton's Pharmacy at 119 York Street in the city centre of Sydney, has been a dedicated supplier of medicinal herbs, homoeopathic remedies and biochemical compounds since 1885. Our extensive range of dry herbs, herbal extracts and homoeopathic medicines has supported practitioners and the public for generations.

More recently, we have developed as a compounding pharmacy preparing custom-made formulations to meet the individual needs of our customers and prescribers for specific pharmaceutical products. Newton's Pharmacy is now prepared for a new century of continuing service. 

Our focus is on complete and quality service to customers worldwide. Our dedicated team of qualified practitioners are able to provide up to to date information about modern and alternative treatments and advice about the products required to meet customer’s needs on a personal level.



Our History &  Future Vision


Mr. Edward Allen Newton established his original pharmacy in Pitt Street, opposite Sydney Town Hall in 1885. The Pharmacy was set up as a retail pharmacy with an entire level dedicated to the compounding and preparation of  traditional herbal and homoeopathic remedies.

Mr Newton was a pharmacist and herbalist with an unique vision for the future of his establishment. He combined modern pharmacy science with homoeopathy and medicinal herbalism and established a tradition of balanced care that has now been serving the public for more than 120 years. His vision has helped take the Pharmacy to an international level as the trusted source for traditional medicines and is still cherished and practised today. Edward Allen Newton was followed into the pharmacy by his son Edward James Newton, and then by his grandsons Frederic Orrell and Edward Allen until sometime in the 1960's when, after three generations of  Newtons, Newton's Pharmacy was sold to Tedd Herr.


Mr Tedd snuff-box_140Herr was The Pharmacist who brought European traditions and Homoeopathy to the Pharmacy. He had a remarkable knowledge and ongoing interest in the advances of pharmacy, herbal medicine and homoeopathy, coupled with genuine compassion and desire to help people regain their health. He dedicated most of his time giving free consultations to all those in need of advice and is still remembered with gratitude and love by many customers of our pharmacy.


To keep the legacy and ensure professional service of the highest standards, our pharmacists are fully qualified and experienced in pharmaceutical compounding and all staff members are practitioners in different modalities of complementary medicine such as naturopathy, nutrition, iridology, homoeopathy, ayurveda, aromatherapy, flower essences and more. 

Our practitioners provide professional consultations by appointment. The consultation fee for one hour consultation is $105.00 and for half an hour is $60. Deposit of $50 is required at the time of booking. The deposit is fully refundable if notice for cancellation or change of booking is given at least 24 hours prior. Free of charge basic consultations for up to 10 minutes are also available, please call to arrange time, as there is high demand for their time and advice.

For those requiring additional extensive testing such as pathology and environmental allergy testing, especially in the presence of IBS or sinus/hayfever, we recommend the services of the naturopath and complementary medicine specialist John McGuire (University Masters in Complementary Medicine) at York City Health Clinic: tel. 029262 1011  www.yorkcityhealthclinic.com 



The process of preparation of unique medicinal formulations, accomodating the special needs of an individual patient in accordance with the requirements, specified by the prescribing doctor for this patient only. The preparation of such formulation takes place in the compounding laboratory of the pharmacy and may take a few hours or days to complete, depending on the
availability of ingredients and the processes involved.

For more than a century, Newton's Pharmacy has been a traditional compounding centre and a popular, if not the only, Chemist shop in town, dispensing alternative formulations for the community, supporting the new generation of wholistic medical prescribers and natural therapists. In 1998, the Pharmacy became a member of the Professional Compounding Chemists of Australia (PCCA), receiving the formal recognition and approval to continue in the tradition of compounding, extending into the area of prescription medicines, having access to the finest pharmaceutical ingredients and latest technology and equipment.

Most commonly known formulations can be compounded in the laboratory of a modern compounding pharmacy, including:

  • topical formulations as creams, ointments, lotions, with chosen by the prescriber ingredients and concentrations for the treatment of conditions such as hair loss, abnormal skin pigmentation, rosacea, vitiligo, menopausal symptoms
  • solutions, suspensions and syrups for those who can not take tablets or capsules, as Omeprazole or Melatonin syrups,
  • lozenges or troches, containing bioidentical hormones for those who need individual, more natural form of hormonal supplements, 
  • suppositories or pessaries for immediate localized effect, as in the case of boric acid pessaries for thrush, 
  • capsules containing pharmaceuticals not otherwise available on the market, such as Melatonin or Yohimbin, and more. Customers may choose gelatine -free and color-free capsules if so preferred.



Herbal Medicine: Our customers enjoy a broad selection of herbal medicine. We supply Herbs in dry form for the preparation of herbal decoctions or in herbal extract form.

Homoeopathic Remedies: We import or prepare by hand an extensive range of homoeopathic remedies of all potencies, guaranteed by us to be true to name and potency 




Homoeopathic products -  an extensive range of homoeopathic remedies as tinctures and pillules , biochemic tissue salts, Materia Medica medicines, Heel, Reckeweg, Weleda and more.

Flower Essences

Flower Essences

Newton's Pharmacy offers all of the original Australian Bush Flowers and Bach Flowers, as well as ready to use bottles of the same, prepared at our dispensary.