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:

  • be registered as a medical practitioner
  • be a fit and proper person
  • have the formal qualifications and experience determined to be appropriate
  • give an undertaking to only authorise necessary services
  • give an undertaking to supervise the provision of the pathology services.

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 AG

Regulation(s) name

Health Insurance Regulations 1975 AG

Administering agency

Department of Human Services

Medicare Australia

Contact details

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

Pathology Registration, Program Management and Government Relations

Medicare Australia

Department of Human Services

Mailing address: GPO BOX 9822
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 03 9605 7013
Fax: 03 9605 7984