Medicare Provider Registration / Number - Australian Government

Description

You will require this Medicare provider number if you intend to operate as a health professional under a Medicare provider scheme.

You will be able to receive a provider number or a provider / registration number if you work in one of the following health professions:

  • general or medical practitioner
  • midwife
  • dentist
  • optometrist
  • orthoptist
  • Aboriginal health worker
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner
  • audiologist
  • chiropractor
  • diabetes educator
  • dietician
  • exercise physiologist
  • mental health nurse
  • occupational therapist
  • osteopath
  • physiotherapist
  • podiatrist
  • psychologist
  • social worker
  • speech pathologist.

A medical practitioner or allied health professional must have a provider number for every location from which they deliver services.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to apply for a Medicare Provider Number you must be a registered health professional.

There are restrictions on accessing Medicare benefits for medical practitioners who:

  • are overseas trained
  • are former overseas medical students
  • did not complete their medical training by 1 January 1997
  • were not Australian citizens or permanent residents on 1 January 1997.

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

Duration

Ongoing

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

No fees are required. 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

Medicare 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:

Medicare Provider Enquiries, Australian Capital Territory, Provider Eligibility Section

Medicare Australia

Services Australia

Department of Social Services

Australian Capital Territory
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9822
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 13 21 50
Fax: 02 9895 3439

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:

Medicare Provider Enquiries, New South Wales, Provider Eligibility Section

Medicare Australia

Services Australia

Department of Social Services

New South Wales
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9822
Sydney, New South Wales 2001
Phone: 13 21 50
Fax: 02 9895 3439

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:

Medicare Provider Enquiries, Northern Territory, Provider Eligibility Section

Medicare Australia

Services Australia

Department of Social Services

Northern Territory
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9822
Darwin, Northern Territory 0801
Phone: 13 21 50
Fax: 08 8922 6322

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:

Medicare Provider Enquiries, Queensland, Provider Eligibility Section

Medicare Australia

Services Australia

Department of Social Services

Queensland
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9822
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 13 21 50
Fax: 07 3004 5634

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:

Medicare Provider Enquiries, South Australia, Provider Eligibility Section

Medicare Australia

Services Australia

Department of Social Services

South Australia
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9822
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Phone: 13 21 50
Fax: 08 8274 9307

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

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Medicare Provider Enquiries, Tasmania, Provider Eligibility Section

Medicare Australia

Services Australia

Department of Social Services

Tasmania
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9822
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 13 21 50
Fax: 03 6215 5700

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:

Medicare Provider Enquiries, Victoria, Provider Eligibility Section

Medicare Australia

Services Australia

Department of Social Services

Victoria
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9822
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 13 21 50
Fax: 03 9605 7984

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:

Medicare Provider Enquiries, Western Australia, Provider Eligibility Section

Medicare Australia

Services Australia

Department of Social Services

Western Australia
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9822
Perth, Western Australia 6001
Phone: 13 21 50
Fax: 08 9214 8201