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.

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 Hospital Casemix Protocol (HCP) Data to insurers
  • copy of Private Hospital Data Bureau (PHDB) data to the Commonwealth Department of Health
  • copy of an accreditation certificate or evidence that the accreditation process has commenced.



Ongoing unless revoked


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


Act(s) name

Private Health Insurance Act 2007 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Private Health Insurance (Health Benefits Fund Policy) Rules 2015 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Health and Aged Care

Contact details

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