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Fee Schedule

If you are not eligible for Medicare you will be required to pay for the cost of your care.

A patient who is ineligible for Medicare is someone who:

  • does not hold a valid Medicare Card
  • is not an asylum seeker
  • is not a visitor from a country who has a reciprocal healthcare agreement with Australia.

Please see below our fees for ineligible non-Australian residents.


  • Same day: $1,393
  • Overnight: $1,798


  • Same day: $1,452
  • Overnight: $2,351


  • Same day: $1,452
  • Overnight: $2,351

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

  • (1–4 days): $3,389 per night
  • (5+ days): $2,122 per night

Special Care Nursery (SCN)

  • $2,122 per night

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

  • $5,150 per night


  • $375


  • $350

Childbirth education classes

  • Evening class: $175
  • Day class: $100
  • Weekend class: $200


  • Mother: $265
  • Baby: $265

Hospital in the Home (HITH)

  • $265


  • 100% of the Medicare Benefits Schedule item’s number fee

Labour ward fee

  • $694 (Medicare Benefits Schedule 16519)

Caesarean – theatre

  • $1,629 (Medicare Benefits Schedule 16522)

Theatre charges

  • 100% of the Medicare Benefits Schedule item’s number fee


  • In line with the Commonwealth’s schedule rate

Interpreting service

  • Included in bed and outpatient fee

Last reviewed September 27, 2017.

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