The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) data collection contains information on services that qualify for a benefit under the Health Insurance Act 1973 and for which a claim has been processed. The database comprises information about MBS claims (including benefits paid), patients and service providers. AIHW currently holds MBS claims data processed between 1 April 2010 and 30 June 2015.

Collection details

Temporal coverage

from 1 April 2010 to 30 June 2015

Geographical coverage


Data availability

  • publications
  • summary tables published in electronic form
  • statistics
  • client specified tables on request which may be subject to data provider approval (charges apply)
  • unit records are not available
  • restrictions and limitations govern the availability or use of other data in this holding

Data scope

MBS claims data are an administrative by–product of the Department of Human Services administration of the Medicare fee-for-service payment system. MBS services are available to all Australian residents who hold a current Medicare card and overseas visitors from countries with which Australia has a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement.


Admin data

Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)

External links and information 

MBS online


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