Downloads

The most recent MBS files are now available to download.

Page last updated: 06 May 2016

Current Update
The 1 May 2016 Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) files (XML, DOC, PDF, ZIP) are now available to download. For details visit the May 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.

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

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Publications (May 2016 Update):

Medicare Benefits Schedules (Complete MBS and MBS by Category)

PublicationPublication download optionsNumber of pagesNotes
Complete MBSComplete MBS (PDF 16,524 KB)
Complete MBS (DOC 9,162 KB)
Complete MBS (ZIP 1,229 KB)
905 pages
Category 1 - AttendancesCategory 1 - Attendances (PDF 3,500 KB)
Category 1 - Attendances (DOC 1,610 KB)
Category 1 - Attendances (ZIP 263 KB)
186 pages
Category 2 - Diagnostic ProceduresCategory 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (PDF 1,208 KB)
Category 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (DOC 409 KB)
Category 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (ZIP 89 KB)
49 pages
Category 3 - Therapeutic ProceduresCategory 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (PDF 7,805 KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (DOC 4,307 KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (ZIP 560 KB)
349 pages
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial ServicesCategory 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (PDF 1,293 KB)
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (DOC 489 KB)
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (ZIP 92 KB)
56 pages
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging ServicesCategory 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (PDF 3,069 KB)
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (DOC 1,476 KB)
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (ZIP 199 KB)
159 pages
Category 6 - Pathology ServicesCategory 6 - Pathology Services (PDF 2,386 KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services (DOC 1,117 KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services (ZIP 181 KB)
115 pages
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate ServicesCategory 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (PDF 1,023 KB)
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (DOC 347 KB)
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (ZIP 78 KB)
43 pages
Category 8 - Miscellaneous ServicesCategory 8 - Miscellaneous Services (PDF 1,881 KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services (DOC 769 KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services (ZIP 143 KB)
115 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 29 April 2016

File typeDownload optionsNotes
XML
XML help
(XML 8,679 KB)
(ZIP 395 KB)
MBS Classification
CSV Specifications
(CSV 27 KB)
Relative Value Guide (RVG)(TXT 14 KB)
MBS Historical Information Documentation (PDF 660 KB)


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