Approved Pathology Practitioner - Australian Government


You will require this approval if you are a pathologist and intend for a Medicare benefit to be payable in respect of a service you have rendered. Please be aware that you must provide your services as a pathologist in an accredited pathology laboratory for a Medicare benefit to be payable.

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 be eligible for this approval you must:

  • have medical practitioner registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • have a Medicare Provider Number at the location/s Accredited Pathology Laboratory where you intend to provide services
  • meet the requirements in the Approved Pathology Practitioner Undertaking which is part of the application form.

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




    Fees Details for this service in table format.

    Task Type Business Structure Amount
    Apply Application All $500.00
    Renew Renewal All $500.00

    Act(s) name

    Health Insurance Act 1973 Australian Government

    Regulation(s) name

    Health Insurance Regulations 2018 Australian Government

    Administering agency

    Department of Human Services

    Contact details

    Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

    Please use these contact details for help or more information:

    Pathology Registration

    Department of Human Services

    Mailing address: GPO BOX 9822
    Melbourne, Victoria 3001
    Phone: 1300 721 546