Our fees are determined in line with guidelines from the Australian Medical Association and they reflect the level of service which is provided.  Consultation and treatment fees  are payable on the day.  We can transmit your claim directly to Medicare for you  and your Medicare rebate will be paid into your nominated account within 24 hours.  You must register your bank details with Medicare to receive this service.

Bulk billing is generally available for Veteran Affairs GOLD CARD holders only.

Our current schedule of fees is displayed in the waiting room of the clinic.

Consultation TypeMedicare RebateStandard FeeDiscounted Fee
Standard Consultation
Medicare Item 23

Professional attendance by a general practitioner at consulting rooms lasting less than 20 minutes
$37.05 $83.00
Out of Pocket Expense=$45.95
Out of Pocket Expense=$16.00
Extended Consultation
Medicare Item 36

Professional attendance by a general practitioner at consulting rooms lasting more than 20 minutes
$71.70 $161.00
Out of Pocket Expense=$89.30
Out of Pocket Expense=$16.00

For all Aged Pensioners and Department of Social Security Health Care Card Holders, our fees are at a discounted rate so that there is a co-payment of $16.00 for all consultations.   Payment in full of the account is required on the day and you will need to register your bank details with Medicare for your refund should be paid into your account the next day.   Medicare has advised that from 1st July 2016 they will no longer issue refund cheques

Medicare and Billing

Medicare is a public health insurance scheme funded by the Australian Government, which provides all Australians with access to  subsidised healthcare.

Medicare provides Australians, permanent residents, and some overseas visitors with:

  • Subsidised access to treatment by doctors and other health professionals
  • free treatment as a public patient in a public hospital
  • reduction in the costs of some services if you are a private patient in a public or private hospital.

You are eligible for Medicare if you live in Australia and:

  • hold Australian citizenship
  • have been issued with a permanent visa
  • hold New Zealand citizenship, or
  • have applied for a permanent visa (other requirements apply).

The Australian Government administers the Health Insurance Act 1973 through Medicare Australia. The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) is a listing of health services subsidised by the Australian Government. The MBS is managed by the Department of Health (DoH) and is administered by the Department of Human Services (DHS).

You can check eligible services listed under Medicare by visiting MBS online.

The Medicare Safety Net provides additional benefits for eligible services if you have reached the relevant threshold.

You can choose whether to have Medicare cover only, or a combination of Medicare and private health insurance. If you or your family have private health insurance, you may be eligible for a rebate on your premiums from the Australian Government. However, private health insurance does not cover services provided in the general practice setting.

Practice billing

In Australia, general practices essentially operate as private businesses. Payment for services involves an agreement between the GP and patient on a fee-for-service basis. Patients are supported in paying their medical costs through third party insurers such as Medicare.

  • Bulk billing
    Bulk billing is when a doctor bills Medicare directly for the services provided to you, so you have no out-of-pocket expenses. If you are bulk billed, you’ve agreed for Medicare to directly pay your rebate to the GP for the service provided to you.
    If bulk billed, you cannot be charged for any additional costs such as administration/booking fees or fees for consumables such as bandages (with the exception of vaccines).
  • Private billing
    Operating as a private business, GPs are free to determine reasonable fees that are reflective of the services they provide.  If you are privately or directly billed, you are paying the GP’s fee in full. You will then receive the relevant patient rebate from Medicare for the service you received, subsidising part of the fee you were charged. Remember that the Medicare rebate may not cover the total cost of the health service.