medicare surcharge and rebates

Individuals and families on incomes above the Medicare Levy Surcharge thresholds, who do not have an appropriate level of private patient hospital cover, pay the surcharge in addition to the normal levy for any period during the year that they did not have cover.

Surcharge

The surcharge threshold is increased annually on 1 July based on AWOTE.

Surcharge
Rate
No Tier
0.0%
Tier 1
1.0%
Tier 2
1.25%
Tier 3
1.5%
2014–15 Thresholds
Single ≤ $90,000 $90,001 – $105,000 $105,001 – $140,000 ≥ $140,001
Families ≤ $180,000 $180,001 – $210,000 $210,001 – $280,000 ≥ $280,001
2013–14 Thresholds
Single ≤ $88,000 $88,001 – $102,000 $102,001 – $136,000 ≥ $136,001
Families ≤ $176,000 $176,001 – $204,000 $204,001 – $272,000 ≥ $272,001
2012–13 Thresholds
Single ≤ $84,000 $84,001 – $97,000 $97,001 – $130,000 ≥ $130,001
Families ≤ $168,000 $168,001 – $194,000 $194,001 – $260,000 ≥ $260,001

Rebate

The rebate is now indexed annually from 1 April each year.

No Tier Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3
April 2014
< Age 65 29.040% 19.360% 9.680% 0%
Age 65 – 69 33.880% 24.200% 14.520% 0%
> Age 70 38.720% 29.040% 19.360% 0%
April 2013
< Age 65 30% 20% 10% 0%
Age 65 – 69 35% 25% 15% 0%
> Age 70 40% 30% 20% 0%
July 2012
< Age 65 30% 20% 10% 0%
Age 65 – 69 35% 25% 15% 0%
> Age 70 40% 30% 20% 0%