The 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 not available
  • Restrictions and limitations govern the availability or use of 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 (RHCA).


Admin data

Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)

Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) state/territory data extract 2013-14

External links and information 

MBS online


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