about the owner - richard suor lim


Lim's Pharmacy owner, Richard Lim, graduated in 1986 from the Victorian College of Pharmacy, now a faculty of Monash University. 

Not long afterwards, he held an internship and then, in 1987, a job as a clinical pharmacist at Queen Victoria Hospital, which is now Monash Medical Centre. He then resigned from this position to establish Lim's Pharmacy in 1991 with his wife Anh.

Since then, Lim's Pharmacy has won a number of awards, such as the Aust ralian Achiever Awards for three consecutive years (1999, 2000, and 2001). The pharmacy has also been deeply passionate about serving our multicultural community. 

In the late 90s, Richard received a medal for serving and contributing to the Springvale Ethnic Chinese Elderly Caring Friendship Association, which was presented to him by former Federal Senator, Mr. Tsebin Tchen, who is currently a Victorian Multicultural Commissioner.   

In 2011, he was fortunate to receive the Multicultural Award for Excellence from the Governor General of Victoria, Alex Chernov.  

In 2012, Richard was nominated for Australian of the Year. He has also received a nomination again for Australian of the Year in 2016.   

In 2013, out of 5400 pharmacies across Australia, Lim's Pharmacy not only won the QCPP Community Engagement Award, but also overall winner of QCPP Pharmacy of the Year for Australia. These awards were presented at the APP Conference on the Gold Coast.  

As a result, Richard was invited to be a guest on the discussion panel at the Pharmacy Business Network 2013 in Canberra, as well as being named a Paul Harris Fellow, for his outstanding contribution to local and international charities.   

He is also frequently invited as a guest speaker to talk about health issues on local and national radio e.g. 3ZZZ, ABC International and SBS. 

Since arriving in Australia, it has always been a profound passion of Richard's to serve the wider community. For example, he has established and developed a wide range of community groups such as, Cambodia Youth Association, which he founded; Cambodian Association and the Cambodian Community, Cambodian-Teochew Association etc. 

In 2014, Richard received the Order of Australia Medal. This was also presented to him by the Governor of Victoria, Alex Chernov.    

Again in 2014, Richard was presented a medal from the Cambodian Government for his contributions to the SCCFA School in Cambodia, and to education in general. He was also invited to be a guest speaker at the Cambodia Good Pharmacy Practice Conference in Cambodia, run by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) which is under the umbrella of the World Health Organisation (WHO), as well as becoming a member of the Advisory Board for Project Pharmacist at Monash University.

Richard was awarded the Australia Day Multicultural Award from the City of Greater Dandenong in 2019.