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Health insurance

Australian Government Rebate on Private Health Insurance

Reduces the cost of private health insurance for people who are eligible for Medicare and are members of certain private health funds.

Department of Human Services

Lifetime health cover

Information on lifetime health cover. It was designed to encourage people to take out hospital insurance earlier in life, and to maintain their cover. Further details can be obtained from the Lifetime Health Cover hotline 1800 307 446.

Department of Health

MBS online - medicare benefits schedule online

Medicare Benefits Schedule Online allows you to search and browse through the medicare items or the explanatory notes contained within the Schedule. You can search by either the number or description of the items or notes or simply browse through the categories, groups and sub-groups.

Department of Health


Medicare, part of the Department of Human Services, provides all Australians with affordable, accessible and high quality health care.
More: Medicare card | Medicare safety net

Department of Human Services

Private health insurance - for consumers

Department of Health and Ageing - Private health insurance page links to information about private health insurance for consumers, including Lifetime Health Cover, Rebates and frequently asked questions.

Department of Health

Private Health Insurance Administration Council (PHIAC)

The Private Health Insurance Administration Council (PHIAC) is an independent Statutory Authority that regulates the private health insurance industry.

Private Health Insurance Administration Council

Private Health Insurance Ombudsman

Protects the interests of people covered by private health insurance. Includes an independent complaints handling service and consumer information and advice.

Private Health Insurance Ombudsman, managed by the Office of the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman, helps you find out about private health insurance and search for and compare selected features for all private health insurance products offered in Australia. You can search a database of all policies to help you review your current policy or choose a new one.

Private Health Insurance Ombudsman

Veterans' health

Provides information and links to AIHW studies investigating the health of veterans.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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