Recognition as a Specialist or Consultant Physician - Australian Government


You will require this recognition if you are a specialist medical practitioner or consultant physician and intend to provide services to private patients that attract Medicare benefits at the specialist or consultant physician rates.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To meet the criteria of a recognised specialist you must provide evidence that you:

  • are based predominantly in Australia
  • are a fellow of an organisation of a speciality that is recognised by the Agency
  • have obtained a relevant qualification from a relevant organisation after successful completion of an appropriate course of study.


Ongoing unless you cease to live in Australia


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

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

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