March 2023 downloads

Files for March 2023 changes to the MBS

Page last updated: 28 February 2023

Further information on changes is available from the March 2023 News Page.

XML Data File

File TypeDownload optionsNotes
XMLMBS-XML-20230301.V2 (XML 7816 KB)File released on6 February 2023, effective1 March 2023.

Note:This file includes the 1 March 2023 amendments to the General Medical Services Table (GMST) as published on 25 November 2022 and additional changes to seven melanoma excision items and five otolaryngology items.

This file also includes the introduction of 44 new items to facilitate family and carer participation in treatment under theBetter Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists and General Practitioners initiative.
XML MBS-XML-20230301 (XML 7715 KB)File released on25 November 2022, effective1 March 2023.

Note:This file includes 1 March 2023 changes to the General Medical Services Table (GMST) and the Health Insurance Regulations 2018. This file also includes changes to various instruments made under subsection 3C(1) of the Health Insurance Act 1973.

March 2023 MBS Book Files

PublicationsDownload optionsNotes
Complete MBS
Last Updated
28 February 2023
Word Version of the 1 March 2023 Complete MBS (Word 11053 KB)
PDF Version of the 1 March 2023 Complete MBS (PDF 11314 KB)
File released on 28 February 2023, effective 1 March 2023.
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:
    1. Save the XML file to your computer
    2. Open Excel and from the toolbar select File, Open, find the XML you saved and select "open"
    3. This will import the XML file into a new worksheet. Select "as an XML table", click ok, then ok again.

MBS Book Creation

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 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
:Item Map, Item Descriptors, and Re-Use Item Map. These files are available on the Downloads page