Current UpdateThe 1 September 2017 Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) files (XML, DOC, PDF and ZIP) are now available to download. For details visit the September 2017 Latest News page.
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 (Updated 18 August 2017)
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 1,427 KB)|
Allied Health Schedule (DOC 666 KB)
Allied Health Schedule (ZIP 122 KB)
|Optometrical Benefits Schedule||Optometrical Benefits Schedule (PDF 810 KB)|
Optometrical Benefits Schedule (DOC 218 KB)
Optometrical Benefits Schedule (ZIP 53 KB)
Data File (XML) updated 13 September 2017
|File type||Download options||Notes|
|XML (7391 KB)|
ZIP (373 KB)
|Revised on 14 September 2017|
|(CSV 33 KB)|
|Relative Value Guide (RVG)||(TXT 15 KB)|
|MBS Historical Information Documentation||(PDF 661 KB)|