Declaration of Private Hospital - Australian Government


You will require this declaration if you intend to operate a hospital where patients may claim expenses from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, Medicare Benefits Scheme or private health insurers.

You are required to apply to the Minister to make a declaration in regards to your hospital in the following circumstances:

  • commencement of a new facility
  • change of existing hospital's registered business name
  • change of existing hospital's address
  • amalgamation of existing hospitals.

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 gain a declaration you must provide a:

  • private hospital information form
  • copy of your state/territory hospital licence
  • copy of an accreditation certificate or evidence that the accreditation process has commenced.

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



Ongoing unless revoked.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Private Hospitals - DOCX (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Private Health Insurance Act 2007 AG

Regulation(s) name

Private Health Insurance (Health Benefits Fund Administration) Rules 2007 AG

Administering agency

Department of Health

Strategic, Policy and Innovation

Acute Care

Contact details

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


Acute Care

Strategic, Policy and Innovation

Department of Health

Phone: 02 6289 5017
Fax: 02 6289 3673

Supporting information