Declaration of a Public Hospital - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this declaration if you intend to operate a hospital where patients may claim expenses from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, Medicare Benefits Scheme or private health insurers.

You are required to apply to the Minister to make a declaration in regards to your hospital in the following circumstances:

  • commencement of a new facility
  • change of existing hospital's registered business name
  • change of existing hospital's address
  • amalgamation of existing hospitals.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To gain a declaration you must provide a:

  • public hospital information form
  • copy of an accreditation certificate or evidence that the accreditation process has commenced.

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


Ongoing unless revoked.



No fees are required.


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Administering agency

Department of Health
Strategic, Policy and Innovation
Acute Care

Act(s) name

Private Health Insurance Act 2007 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Department of Health
Strategic, Policy and Innovation
Acute Care


02 6289 5017


02 6289 3673

Supporting information


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