Recognition as Specialists of Members of Certain Organisations - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this recognition if you intend to practice as a specialist medical practitioner who is able to authorise the use of more specialised items on the Medicare benefits schedule for treatment of a patient. Treatments on the Medicare benefits schedule are subsidised if they are requested by a recognised practitioner.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To meet the criteria of a recognised specialist you must provide evidence that you:

  • are based predominantly in Australia
  • are a fellow of an organisation of a speciality that is recognised by the Agency
  • have obtained a relevant qualification from a relevant organisation after successful completion of an appropriate course of study.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Ongoing unless you cease to live in Australia.

Fees

 TypeAmount
ApplyApplication$30.00

Forms

 Resources
Apply Application for Recognition as a Specialist or Consultant Physician and Information Sheet - PDF Opens a PDF in a new browser window

Recognition as Specialists of Members of Certain Organisations - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of Human Services
Medicare Australia

Act(s) name

Health Insurance Act 1973 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Health Insurance Regulations 1975 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Provider Eligibility Section, Specialist Recognition
Department of Human Services
Medicare Australia


Mailing address:
PO BOX 1001
Tuggeranong DC, Australian Capital Territory 2901

Phone:

02 61438157

Phone:

132150
srac@medicareaustralia.gov.au

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