Downloads

The most recent MBS files are now available to download.

Page last updated: 29 January 2018

Current Update
The 1 February 2018 Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) files (XML, DOC, PDF and ZIP) are now available to download. For details visit the February 2018 Latest News page.

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 (Updated 16 January 2018)

Medicare Benefits Schedules (Complete MBS and MBS by Category)

PublicationPublication download optionsNumber of pagesNotes
Complete MBSComplete MBS (PDF 16,535 KB)
Complete MBS (DOC 9,267 KB)
Complete MBS (ZIP 1,088 KB)
1,239
pages
Explanatory Note PN.0.22 updated on 19 January 2018
Category 1 - AttendancesCategory 1 - Attendances (PDF 3,494 KB)
Category 1 - Attendances (DOC 1,587 KB)
Category 1 - Attendances (ZIP 223 KB)
239 pages
Category 2 - Diagnostic ProceduresCategory 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (PDF 1,326 KB)
Category 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (DOC 373 KB)
Category 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (ZIP 73 KB)
66 pages
Category 3 - Therapeutic ProceduresCategory 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (PDF 7,634 KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (DOC 4,172 KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (ZIP 474 KB)
478 pages
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial ServicesCategory 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (PDF 1,356 KB)
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (DOC 425 KB)
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (ZIP 73 KB)
60 pages
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging ServicesCategory 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (PDF 3,283 KB)
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (DOC 1,467 KB)
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (ZIP 170 KB)
230 pages
Category 6 - Pathology ServicesCategory 6 - Pathology Services (PDF 2,543 KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services (DOC 1,131 KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services (ZIP 168 KB)
164 pagesExplanatory Note PN.0.22 updated on 19 January 2018
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate ServicesCategory 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (PDF 1,124 KB)
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (DOC 268 KB)
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (ZIP 59 KB)
53 pages
Category 8 - Miscellaneous ServicesCategory 8 - Miscellaneous Services (PDF 2,050 KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services (DOC 767 KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services (ZIP 123 KB)
161 pages
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Data File (XML) updated 11 January 2018

File typeDownload optionsNotes
XML
XML help
XML (7,419 KB)
ZIP (378 KB)
MBS Classification
CSV Specifications
(CSV 33 KB)
Relative Value Guide (RVG)(TXT 15 KB)
MBS Historical Information Documentation (PDF 661 KB)

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