Privacy notice for health provider Medicare compliance

Find out how we manage the personal information we collect about health providers when we conduct Medicare compliance audits and reviews for our subsidy schemes and incentive programs.

Who is collecting your personal information?

We (the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care) are collecting your personal information.

Why do we collect your personal information?

We collect personal information for the purpose of undertaking health provider compliance of payments made under portfolio legislation, namely the:

  • Health Insurance Act 1973
  • National Health Act 1953
  • Dental Benefits Act 2008.

What would happen if we did not collect your personal information?

If you do not provide this information, we will be unable to consider your submission when making an assessment or decision about matters relating to you. This includes payments made to you under the above legislation. 

Who will we disclose your personal information to?

We may disclose your personal information to Services Australia and other Commonwealth entities as part of health provider and approved supplier compliance activities regarding payments made under the Health Insurance Act 1973, the National Health Act 1953 or the Dental Benefits Act 2008.

Access to and correction of your personal information

Our privacy policy contains information about how you may access and seek correction of personal information we hold about you.

Privacy complaints

Our privacy policy contains information about:

  • how you may complain about a breach of the Australian Privacy Principles or the Australian Government Agencies Privacy Code 
  • how we will deal with complaints.

Further information

You can read our privacy policy online or contact us for a copy. 


If you wish to contact our privacy officer about a privacy-related matter, including questions about this notice, please use one of the following methods.


Departmental privacy enquiries

Postal addresses:

MDP 62
GPO Box 9848

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