Medicare Provider Registration / Number - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this Medicare provider number if you intend to operate as a health professional under a Medicare provider scheme.

A provider number or a provider / registration number is available to:

  • medical practitioners
  • midwives
  • dentists
  • optometrists
  • orthotists
  • Aboriginal health workers
  • audiologists
  • chiropractors
  • diabetes educators
  • dieticians
  • exercise physiologists
  • mental health workers
  • pregnancy support counsellors
  • occupational therapists
  • osteopaths
  • physiotherapists
  • podiatrists or chiropodists
  • psychologists
  • speech pathologists.

A medical practitioner or allied health professional must have a provider number for every location from which they deliver services.

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 be eligible to apply for a Medicare Provider Number you must be a registered health professional.

There are restrictions on accessing Medicare benefits for medical practitioners who:

  • are overseas trained
  • are former overseas medical students
  • did not complete their medical training by 1 January 1997
  • were not Australian citizens or permanent residents on 1 January 1997.

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

Duration

Ongoing.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

No fees are required.

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

Medicare Provider Enquiries, Tasmania, Provider Eligibility Section
Department of Human Services
Medicare Australia


Mailing address:
GPO BOX 9822
Hobart, Tasmania 7001

Phone:

132150

Fax:

03 62155700

Medicare Provider Enquiries, Australian Capital Territory, Provider Eligibility Section
Department of Human Services
Medicare Australia


Mailing address:
GPO BOX 9822
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

132150

Fax:

02 98953439

Medicare Provider Enquiries, Queensland, Provider Eligibility Section
Department of Human Services
Medicare Australia


Mailing address:
GPO BOX 9822
Brisbane, Queensland 4001

Phone:

132150

Fax:

07 30045634

Medicare Provider Enquiries, New South Wales, Provider Eligibility Section
Department of Human Services
Medicare Australia


Mailing address:
GPO BOX 9822
Sydney, New South Wales 2001

Phone:

132150

Fax:

02 98953439

Medicare Provider Enquiries, Victoria, Provider Eligibility Section
Department of Human Services
Medicare Australia


Mailing address:
GPO BOX 9822
Melbourne, Victoria 3001

Phone:

132150

Fax:

03 96057984

Medicare Provider Enquiries, Western Australia, Provider Eligibility Section
Department of Human Services
Medicare Australia


Mailing address:
GPO BOX 9822
Perth, Western Australia 6001

Phone:

132150

Fax:

08 92148201

Medicare Provider Enquiries, Northern Territory, Provider Eligibility Section
Department of Human Services
Medicare Australia


Mailing address:
GPO BOX 9822
Darwin, Northern Territory 0801

Phone:

132150

Fax:

08 89226322

Medicare Provider Enquiries, South Australia, Provider Eligibility Section
Department of Human Services
Medicare Australia


Mailing address:
GPO BOX 9822
Adelaide, South Australia 5001

Phone:

132150

Fax:

08 82749307

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