Private health insurance - Medicare levy surcharge

Questions and answers regarding the Medicare levy surcharge.

Page last updated: 11 October 2013

What is the Medicare levy surcharge?

The Medicare levy surcharge (MLS) is a tax on people that earn over a certain amount and don’t have private health insurance hospital cover.

Where can I find more information about the Medicare levy surcharge?

For more information about the MLS, visit the Australian Taxation Office website or call 132 861.