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.

A provider number or a provider / registration number is available to:

  • medical practitioners
  • midwives
  • dentists
  • optometrists
  • orthotists
  • Aboriginal health workers
  • audiologists
  • chiropractors
  • diabetes educators
  • dieticians
  • exercise physiologists
  • mental health workers
  • pregnancy support counsellors
  • occupational therapists
  • osteopaths
  • physiotherapists
  • podiatrists or chiropodists
  • psychologists
  • speech pathologists.

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.

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.

Medicare Provider Enquiries, Victoria, Provider Eligibility Section

Medicare Australia

Department of Human Services

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.

Medicare Provider Enquiries, Tasmania, Provider Eligibility Section

Medicare Australia

Department of Human Services

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.

Medicare Provider Enquiries, New South Wales, Provider Eligibility Section

Medicare Australia

Department of Human Services

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.

Medicare Provider Enquiries, Queensland, Provider Eligibility Section

Medicare Australia

Department of Human Services

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.

Medicare Provider Enquiries, Australian Capital Territory, Provider Eligibility Section

Medicare Australia

Department of Human Services

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.

Medicare Provider Enquiries, Western Australia, Provider Eligibility Section

Medicare Australia

Department of Human Services

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

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

Medicare Provider Enquiries, South Australia, Provider Eligibility Section

Medicare Australia

Department of Human Services

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.

Medicare Provider Enquiries, Northern Territory, Provider Eligibility Section

Medicare Australia

Department of Human Services

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