Downloads

The most recent MBS files are now available to download.

Page last updated: 07 July 2017

Current Update
The 1 July 2017 Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) files (XML, DOC, PDF, ZIP) are now available to download. For details visit the July 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.

Click here to find out what legislation covers the Medicare Benefits Schedule.

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Publications (Updated 16 June 2017)

Medicare Benefits Schedules (Complete MBS and MBS by Category)

PublicationPublication download optionsNumber of pagesNotes
Complete MBSComplete MBS (PDF 16,568 KB)
Complete MBS (DOC 9,161 KB)
Complete MBS (ZIP 1,227 KB)
909
pages
Updated Explanatory Note DIO - 27 June 2017
Category 1 - AttendancesCategory 1 - Attendances (PDF 3,590 KB)
Category 1 - Attendances (DOC 1,684 KB)
Category 1 - Attendances (ZIP 265 KB)
196 pages
Category 2 - Diagnostic ProceduresCategory 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (PDF 1,232 KB)
Category 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (DOC 417 KB)
Category 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (ZIP 90 KB)
49 pages
Category 3 - Therapeutic ProceduresCategory 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (PDF 7,682 KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (DOC 4,245 KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (ZIP 555 KB)
346 pages
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial ServicesCategory 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (PDF 1,307 KB)
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (DOC 490 KB)
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (ZIP 92 KB)
56 pages
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging ServicesCategory 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (PDF 3,078 KB)
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (DOC 1,468 KB)
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (ZIP 199 KB)
158 pagesUpdated Explanatory Note DIO - 27 June 2017
Category 6 - Pathology ServicesCategory 6 - Pathology Services (PDF 2,406 KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services (DOC 1,117 KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services (ZIP 183 KB)
113 pages
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate ServicesCategory 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (PDF 1,033 KB)
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (DOC 346 KB)
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (ZIP 78 KB)
41 pages
Category 8 - Miscellaneous ServicesCategory 8 - Miscellaneous Services (PDF 1,978 KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services (DOC 765 KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services (ZIP 143 KB)
113 pages
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Other Schedules

PublicationPublication download optionsNumber of pagesNotes
Allied Health ScheduleAllied Health Schedule (PDF 1,427 KB)
Allied Health Schedule (DOC 666 KB)
Allied Health Schedule (ZIP 122 KB)
76 pages
Optometrical Benefits ScheduleOptometrical Benefits Schedule (PDF 810 KB)
Optometrical Benefits Schedule (DOC 218 KB)
Optometrical Benefits Schedule (ZIP 53 KB)
35 pages
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Data File (XML) updated 16 June 2017

File typeDownload optionsNotes
XML
XML help
XML (8650 KB)
ZIP (393 KB)
MBS Classification
CSV Specifications
(CSV 33 KB)
Relative Value Guide (RVG)(TXT 15 KB)
MBS Historical Information Documentation (PDF 661 KB)

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