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.

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 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.

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





    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 2021-22
    Renew Renewal All $500.00 Approved Pathology Practitioner Renewal. Fees for 2021-22

    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.

    Please use these contact details for help or more information:

    Pathology Registration

    Services Australia

    Department of Social Services

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