Further information on changes is available from the January 2023 News Page.
XML Data File
Viewing the XML
In order to view the XML you will need to right click on the document link and select the "save link" option. Once saved you will be able to open the document from it's saved location.
Exporting into Microsoft Excel
To export the XML into Microsoft Excel you will need to follow the below steps:
|File Type||Download options||Notes|
|XML|| MBS-XML-20230101 (XML 7795 KB) ||File released on 12 December 2022, effective 1 January 2023.|
Note: This file includes changes to the Medicare Safety Net caps for some items from 1 January 2023.
MBS Book Creation
- Save the XML file to your computer
- Open Excel and from the toolbar select File, Open, find the XML you saved and select "open"
- This will import the XML file into a new worksheet. Select "as an XML table", click ok, then ok again.
The Department of Health and Aged Care currently publishes the MBS Book in March, July and November each year. When publishing the MBS book for 1 July each year we publish the book in full form and by category both in PDF and Word format.
If you would like a complete list of all current MBS item numbers in the MBS Book format outside of this time, you may wish to use the create publication function at http://www9.health.gov.au/mbs/createPublication.cfm. Further instructions on how to create this is available on the create publication page.
Note: Please refer to the how do I use the XML file assistance page for information on the XML file
Note: Item Map, Item Descriptors, and Re-Use Item Map. These files are available on the Downloads page