Current UpdateThe 1 January 2016 Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) files (DOC, PDF, ZIP, ASCII and XML) are now available to download. For details visit the January 2016 Latest News page. In addition, historical data files and documentation relating to the files are now available along with the data file downloads.
As announced by subscriber email in July 2014, the ASCII file was discontinued commencing February 2015. The XML file contains the same information as the ASCII file and will continue to be supported. You can sign up for announcements relating to changes to MBS files on the MBSOnline subscription page.
Please note: The files listed on this page provide general information on the arrangements for the payment of Medicare benefits. These arrangements operate under the Health Insurance Act 1973 (as amended). These files are not legal documents, and, in cases of discrepancy, the legislation is the source for payments of Medicare benefits.
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Publications (January 2016 Update):
Medicare Benefits Schedules (Complete MBS and MBS by Category)Top of page
|Publication||Publication download options||Number of pages||Notes|
|Allied Health Schedule||Allied Health Schedule (PDF 1,446 KB)|
Allied Health Schedule (DOC 666 KB)
Allied Health Schedule (ZIP 116 KB)
|Optometrical Benefits Schedule||Optometrical Benefits Schedule (PDF 881 KB)|
Optometrical Benefits Schedule (DOC 261 KB)
Optometrical Benefits Schedule (ZIP 63 KB)
Data Files (XML) updated 14 December 2015
|File type||Download options||Notes|
|(XML 8654 KB)|
(ZIP 392 KB)
|(CSV 27 KB)|
|Relative Value Guide (RVG)||(TXT 14 KB)|
|MBS Historical Information Documentation|
Reuse Item Map
|(PDF 661 KB)|
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