Approved Pathology Practitioner - Australian Government


You will require this approval if you are a pathologist and you intend to claim Medicare benefits for pathology services you provide.

You must provide your services as a pathologist in an accredited pathology laboratory to be eligible for a Medicare rebate.

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




Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $500.00

Approved Pathology Practitioner Application. Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $500.00

Approved Pathology Practitioner Renewal. Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Health Insurance Act 1973 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Health Insurance Regulations 2018 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Social Services

Services Australia

Contact details

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