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Rates for medical and allied health treatment

For: Service providers Information seekers

We provide guidance on the upper limit for fees for medical and allied health treatment.


The referenced fees are considered appropriate in respect to the cost of medical treatment under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRC Act).

Claims managers are not bound by these fees and can determine the amount they consider appropriate for medical treatment. See our Scheme guidance – Appropriate cost of medical treatment.

The rates are reviewed and updated as appropriate.

Medical treatment rates

The upper limit fees for medical treatment services provided by legally qualified medical practitioners is set by reference to the Australian Medical Association (AMA) Fees list. This list can be purchased from Australian Medical Association.

Legally qualified medical practitioners include general practitioners (GPs), specialists and surgeons.

GST rebates cannot be claimed for medical services, but can be claimed for medical reports or case conferences. For more information on why medical services are exempt, see the Australian Taxation Office.

Allied health rates

The list of allied health rates below provides guidance on the upper limit fees for allied health treatment. The list is not exhaustive.

If you are seeking reimbursement for allied health treatment provided in relation to a compensable condition, and the service is not listed, call us on 1300 366 979 for more information.

Telehealth rates and codes

Comcare have item codes to support allied health providers to deliver services via telehealth. These item codes can be used for the reasonable treatment of an employee with a work-related injury or illness.

The list of telehealth allied health rates below provides guidance on the upper limit fees for allied health treatment.

If you are seeking reimbursement for a telehealth service provided for a compensable injury or illness, and the service is not listed, call Comcare on 1300 366 979 for more information.

Chiropractic


State/Territory Service itemDescriptionRate
NSW
(effective Feb 2024)
301 Telehealth—Initial Consultation and treatment $136.30
302 Telehealth—Standard Consultation and treatment $92.40
303 Telehealth—Initial Consultation and treatment 2 areas $198.50
304 Telehealth—Standard Consult and treatment 2 areas $136.80
Tas
(effective July 2023)
TC101 Telehealth—Initial Consultation/exam 15mins $66.00
TC102 Telehealth—Initial Consultation/treatment > 30 mins $115.50
TC105 Telehealth—Standard Consultation 15 mins $66.00
TC106 Telehealth—Standard Consultation 15–30 mins $99.00
ACT
(effective July 2023)
TC01 Telehealth—Initial Consultation to 20 mins $109.10
TC02 Telehealth—Initial Consultation and treatment 30 mins $124.20
TC05 Telehealth—Standard Consultation 15 mins $64.37
NT
(effective July 2023)
TC001 Telehealth—Initial Consultation to 15 mins $105.69
TC002 Telehealth—Initial Consultation and treatment 16–30 mins $120.73
TC005 Telehealth—Standard Consultation to 15 mins $60.09
TC006 Telehealth—Standard long Consultation 15–30 mins $84.33
Qld
(effective July 2023)
TQC21 Telehealth—Initial Consultation $124.00
TQC06 Telehealth—Sub Consultation $97.00
Vic
(effective July 2023)
CR10T Telehealth—Initial Consultation $78.28
CR11T Telehealth—Brief Consultation $24.97
CR12T Telehealth—Standard Consultation $55.03
SA
(effective July 2023)
TCH02 Telehealth—Initial Consultation = < 30 mins $73.70
TCH03 Telehealth—Initial Consultation > 30 mins $128.40
TCH42 Telehealth—Standard Sub Consultation = < 30 mins $58.10
WA
(effective Nov 2023) 
T2 Telehealth—Initial Consultation $76.75
T1 Telehealth—Subs Consultation $64.05

Physiotherapy


State/Territory Service itemDescriptionRate
NSW
(effective Feb 2024)
PT1 Telehealth—Initial Consultation and treatment $136.30
PT2 Telehealth—Standard Consultation and treatment $92.40
PT12 Telehealth—Initial Consultation and treatment 2 areas $198.50
PT5 Telehealth—Standard Consult and treatment 2 areas $136.80
Tas
(effective July 2023)
TP1 Telehealth—Initial Consultation 1 area $102.70
TP2 Telehealth—Initial Consultation 2 areas $154.40
TP4 Telehealth—Standard Consultation 1 area $82.20
TP5 Telehealth—Standard Consultation 2 areas $123.30
ACT
(effective July 2023)
T2 Telehealth—Initial Consultation and treatment $107.78
T1 Telehealth—Standard Consultation and treatment $92.21
T5 Telehealth—Standard Consultation/Treatment 2 areas $137.79
T16 Telehealth—Initial Consultation/treat 2 areas $162.80
NT
(effective July 2023)
TPA01 Telehealth—Initial Consultation 1 area level 1 $130.16
TPA03 Telehealth—Initial Consultation 1 area level 2 $162.78
TPB01 Telehealth—Standard Consultation 1 area level 1 $66.74
TPB03 Telehealth—Standard Consultation 1 area level 2 $83.56
Qld
(effective July 2023)
TWC21 Telehealth—Initial Consultation $124.00
TWC06 Telehealth—Sub Consultation $97.00
Vic
(effective July 2023)
PY10T Telehealth—Initial Consultation $128.21
PY12T Telehealth—Standard Consultation $64.09
PY15T Telehealth—Restricted Consultation $128.21
SA
(effective July 2023)
TPT08 Telehealth—Initial Consultation: Hist. and Treatment $102.80
TPT10 Telehealth—Standard Subs. Consultation $85.60
WA
(effective Nov 2023) 
TPA01 Telehealth—Initial Consultation $97.20
TPB01 Telehealth—Standard Consultation $78.05
TPC01 Telehealth—Treatment 2 distinct areas $98.60

Occupational therapy


State/Territory Service itemDescriptionRate
Qld
(effective July 2023)
TQW15 Telehealth—Initial Consultation $124.00
TQW16 Telehealth—Subs Consultation $97.00
Vic
(effective July 2023)
OT60T Telehealth—Initial Standard Consultation $104.80
OTHT Telehealth—Std Consultation <30m home hosp wrk $117.90
OTRT Telehealth—Standard Consultation <30mins $78.60
OT6HT Telehealth—Ext Consultation 30–45 mins hm hosp wrk $157.20
OT6RT Telehealth—Extended Consultation 30–45mins $117.90
SA
(effective July 2023)
TOT15 Telehealth—Initial Consultation per hour $205.40
TOT25 Telehealth—Subs Consultation & treat per hr $205.40
WA
(effective Nov 2023) 
TWW11 Telehealth—Brief Consultation <15 mins $33.00
TWW03 Telehealth—Short Consultation 15–30 mins $66.45
TWW04 Telehealth—Standard Consultation 30–45 mins $109.55

Osteopathy


State/Territory Service itemDescriptionRate
All Australia
(effective July 2023)
TAOA3 Telehealth—Initial Consultation/Treatment 30–65mins $175.65
TAOA4 Telehealth—Consultation/Treatment/Supp Therapy 20 mins $87.73
TAOA5 Telehealth—Consultation/Treatment up to 30 mins $117.66
TAOA6 Telehealth—Consultation/Treatment 31–50 mins $135.74

Psychology


State/Territory Service itemDescriptionRate
All Australia
(effective July 2023)
PO1 Telehealth Consultation 1–15 mins $68.06
PO2 Telehealth Consultation 16–30 mins $132.78
PO3 Telehealth Consultation 31–45 mins $185.21
PO4 Telehealth Consultation 46–60 mins $243.23
PO5 Telehealth Consultation 61–75 mins $297.91
PO6 Telehealth Consultation 76–90 mins $353.69

Exercise physiology


State/Territory Service itemDescription Rate (ex GST) Rate (inc GST)
ACT
(effective Feb 2024)
EP301 Telehealth—Initial consultation $136.30 $149.93
EP302 Telehealth—Subsequent consultation $92.40 $101.64
NT
(effective July 2023)
EPTE9 Telehealth Initial assessment $162.90 $179.19
EPTE2 Telehealth Individual Session $162.90 $179.19
NSW
(effective Feb 2024)
EP301 Telehealth—Initial consultation $136.30 $149.93
EP302 Telehealth—Subsequent consultation $92.40 $101.64
SA
(effective July 2023)
EPTE9 Telehealth Initial assessment $162.90 $179.19
EPTE2 Telehealth Individual Session $162.90 $179.19
Vic
(effective July 2023)
TX021 Telehealth—Initial consultation $97.96 $107.76
TX022 Telehealth—Standard consultation $65.31 $71.84
TX023 Telehealth—Restricted consultation $97.96 $107.76

Acupuncture rates

Acupuncture rates – in effect from 1 July 2023

ItemDescriptionRate

1

Acupuncture (up to 30 minutes)

$65.03

2

Acupuncture (31 to 60 minutes)

$118.91

3

Acupuncture (more than 60 minutes)

$175.65

Chiropractic rates

Chiropractic rates: ACT | NT | NSW | Qld | Tas | SA | Vic | WA

Chiropractic rates (ACT) – in effect from 1 July 2023

ItemDescriptionRate

C001

Initial consultation (up to 20 minutes)

$109.10

C002

Initial consultation and treatment (up to 30 minutes)

$124.20

C005

Standard consultation (up to 15 minutes)

$64.37

C006

Extended consultation (15 to 20 minutes)

$90.09

C007

Long consultation (20 to 30 minutes)

$110.40

Chiropractic rates (NT) – in effect from 1 July 2023

ItemDescriptionRate

C001

Initial consultation (up to 15 minutes)

$105.69

C002

Initial consultation and treatment (16 to 30 minutes)

$120.73

C005

Standard consultation (up to 15 minutes)

$60.09

C006

Standard long consultation (16 to 30 minutes)

$84.33

Chiropractic rates (NSW) – in effect from 1 February 2024

ItemDescriptionRate

16

Initial consultation and treatment

$136.30

17

Standard consultation and treatment

$92.40

19

Standard consultation or treatment of 2 distinct areas

$136.80

20

Complex consultation

$214.80

Chiropractic rates (Qld) – in effect from 1 July 2023

ItemDescriptionRate

QC021

Initial consultation

$124.00

QC006

Subsequent consultation

$97.00

Chiropractic rates (Tas) – in effect from 1 July 2023

ItemDescriptionRate

C101

Initial consultation or exam (up to 15 minutes)

$66.00

C102

Initial consultation or exam (up to 30 minutes)

$115.50

C1005

Standard consultation (up to 15 minutes)

$66.00

C1006

Standard consultation (15 to 30 minutes)

$99.00

C1004

Consultation, re-examination and treatment

$115.50

Chiropractic rates (SA) – in effect from 1 July 2023

ItemDescriptionRate

CH002

Initial consultation (up to 30 minutes)

$73.70

CH003

Initial consultation (more than 30 minutes)

$128.40

CH042

Subsequent consultation (up to 30 minutes)

$58.10

CH043

Subsequent consultation (more than 30 minutes). Limited to complex cases such as major trauma.

$119.70

Chiropractic rates (Vic) – in effect from 1 February 2023

ItemDescriptionRate

CR100

Initial consultation – history, examination and treatment

$78.28

CR101

Brief consultation – selective review, examination and treatment

$24.97

CR102

Standard consultation – history, examination and treatment

$55.03

CR105

Restricted consultation – history, examination and complex treatment for workers with specific injuries

$94.29

CR109

Review consultation on request by employer – history and examination

$62.32

CR120

Initial consultation – home or work – history, examination and treatment

$75.34

CR121

Brief consultation – home or work – selective review, examination and treatment

$38.25

CR122

Standard consultation – home or work - history, examination and treatment

$63.07

CR123

Long consultation – home or work – history, examination and complex treatment or treatment of two distinct areas or conditions

$113.50

CR124

Extended consultation – home or work – history, examination and treatment of three distinct areas

$146.78

Chiropractic rates (WA) – in effect from 1 November 2023

ItemDescriptionRate

2

Initial Consultation–Rooms

$76.75

1

Subsequent Consultation–Rooms

$64.05

Massage rates

Massage rates – in effect from 1 July 2023. These rates are inclusive of GST.

ItemDescriptionRate

1

Initial consultation (up to 45 minutes)

$73.68

2

Standard consultation (up to 30 minutes)

$58.75

3

Extend consultation (up to 45 minutes)

$73.68

4

Long consultation (60 minutes)

$91.53

Occupational therapy rates

Occupational therapy rates: SA | Qld | Vic | WA

Occupational therapy rates (SA) – in effect from 1 July 2023

ItemDescriptionRate

OT105

Initial consultation per hour

$205.40

OT205

Subsequent consultation per hour

$205.40

Occupational therapy rates (Qld) – in effect from 1 July 2023

ItemDescriptionRate

QW015

Initial consultation

$124.00

QW016

Subsequent consultation

$97.00

Occupational therapy (Vic) – in effect from 1 July 2023

ItemDescriptionRate

VW600

Initial standard consultation (up to 60 minutes)

$104.80

VW601

Initial comprehensive consultation (more than 60 minutes)

$183.40

VW02R

Standard consultation (up to 30 minutes)

$78.60

VW02H

Standard consultation (up to 30 minutes – at home, hospital, work)

$117.90

Occupational therapy rates (WA) – in effect from 1 November 2023

ItemDescriptionRate

WW11

Brief consultation

$33.00

WW03

Short consultation (up to 30 minutes)

$66.45

WW04

Standard consultation (30 to 45 minutes)

$109.55

WW05

Extended consultation (45 to 60 minutes)

$164.25

WW06

Extended consultation (more than 60 minutes)

$219.25

Osteopathy rates

Osteopathy rates – in effect from 1 July 2023

ItemDescriptionRate

AOA3

Initial consultation or treatment (30 to 65 minutes)

$175.64

AOA5

Consultation or treatment (up to 30 minutes)

$117.66

AOA6

Consultation or treatment (31 to 50 minutes)

$135.74

Physiotherapy rates

Physiotherapy rates: ACT | NT | NSW | Qld | Tas | SA | Vic | WA

Physiotherapy rates (ACT) – in effect from 1 July 2023

ItemDescriptionRate

2

Initial consultation and treatment

$107.78

16

Initial consultation and treatment of two distinct areas

$162.80

1

Standard consultation and treatment

$92.21

5

Standard consultation and treatment of two distinct areas

$137.79

13

Complex treatment

$182.54

9

Group or class Intervention

$64.70

PHST1

Consult with Treatment Plan

$97.14

PHSR2

Consult with review Treatment Plan

$97.14

Physiotherapy rates (NT) – in effect from 1 July 2023

ItemDescriptionRate

PA001

Initial consultation – one area, level 1 physiotherapist

$130.16

PA003

Initial consultation – one area, level 2 physiotherapist

$162.78

PB001

Standard consultation – one area, level 1 physiotherapist

$66.74

PB003

Standard consultation – one area, level 2 physiotherapist

$83.56

PL001

Standard complex level 1 – 60 minutes

$196.18

PL003

Standard complex level 2 – 60 minutes

$245.24

PHST1

Consult with Treatment Plan

$97.14

PHSR2

Consult with review Treatment Plan

$97.14

Physiotherapy rates (NSW) – in effect from 1 February 2024

ItemDescriptionRate

2

Initial consultation and treatment

$136.30

12

Initial consultation and treatment of two distinct areas

$198.50

1

Standard consultation and treatment

$92.40

5

Standard consultation and treatment of two distinct areas

$139.80

14

Complex treatment

$214.80

PHST1

Consult with Treatment Plan

$97.14
(from 1 July 2023)

PHSR2

Consult with review Treatment Plan

$97.14
(from 1 July 2023)

Physiotherapy rates (Qld) – in effect from 1 July 2023

ItemDescriptionRate

WC021

Initial consultation

$124.00

WC006

Subsequent consultation

$97.00

WC106

Group hydro or exercise sessions per person per hour – maximum eight persons per group

$53.00

PHST1

Consult with Treatment Plan

$97.14

PHSR2

Consult with review Treatment Plan

$97.14

Physiotherapy rates (SA) – in effect from 1 July 2023

ItemDescriptionRate

PT108

Initial consultation – involving history, assessment and treatment

$102.80

PT210

Standard subsequent consultation – Involving re-assessment and treatment

$85.60

PT212

Long subsequent consultation – involving re-assessment and treatment of complex injuries

$102.90

PT415

Individual aquatic session

$72.00

PT420

Group aquatic session – maximum eight persons per group

$30.20

PHST1

Consult with Treatment Plan

$97.14

PHSR2

Consult with review Treatment Plan

$97.14

Physiotherapy rates (Tas) – in effect from 1 July 2023

ItemDescriptionRate

P1

Initial consultation – one area

$102.70

P2

Initial consultation – two areas

$154.40

P4

Standard consultation – one area

$82.20

P5

Standard consultation – two areas

$123.30

P8

Complex consultation – requiring more than 45 minutes direct contact

$205.40

P110

Group consultation – aquatic or exercise session (up to 5 patients per group)

$51.80

PHST1

Consult with Treatment Plan

$97.14

PHSR2

Consult with review Treatment Plan

$97.14

Physiotherapy rates (Vic) – in effect from 1 July 2023

ItemDescriptionRate

PY100

Initial consultation – history, examination and treatment

$128.21

PY102

Standard consultation – history, examination and treatment.

$64.09

PY132

Hydrotherapy standard consultation – history, examination and treatment

$64.09

PY105

Restricted consultation – history, examination and complex treatment for workers with specific injuries

$128.21

PY135

Group hydro or exercise session

$32.06

PHST1

Consult with Treatment Plan

$97.14

PHSR2

Consult with review Treatment Plan

$97.14

Physiotherapy rates (WA) – in effect from 1 November 2023

ItemDescriptionRate

PA001

Initial consultation – history, examination and treatment

$97.20

PB001

Standard consultation – history, examination and treatment of one are or condition

$78.05

PC001

Treatment – two distinct areas

$98.60

PHST1

Consult with Treatment Plan

$97.14
(from 1 July 2023)

PHSR2

Consult with review Treatment Plan

$97.14
(from 1 July 2023)

Psychology rates

Psychology rates – in effect from 1 July 2023

ItemDescriptionRate

IO1

Initial consultation (1­ to 15 minutes)

$68.06

IO2

Initial consultation (16 to 30 minutes)

$132.78

IO3

Initial consultation (31 to 45 minutes)

$185.21

IO4

Initial consultation (46 to 60 minutes)

$243.23

IO5

Initial consultation (61 to 75 minutes)

$297.91

IO6

Initial consultation (76 to 90 minutes)

$353.69

IO7

Initial consultation (91 to 120 minutes)

$456.34

SO1

Subsequent consultation (1 to 15 minutes)

$68.06

SO2

Subsequent consultation (16 to 30 minutes)

$132.78

SO3

Subsequent consultation (31 to 45 minutes)

$185.21

SO4

Subsequent consultation (46 to 60 minutes)

$243.23

SO5

Subsequent consultation (61 to 75 minutes)

$297.91

SO6

Subsequent consultation (76 to 90 minutes)

$353.69

SO7

Subsequent consultation (91 to 120 minutes)

$456.34

PSYT1

Psychology consult with Treatment Plan

$243.23

PSYR2

Psychology consult with review Treatment Plan

$243.23

RO3

Report preparation – only applies to reports requested by Comcare (46 to 60 minutes)

$268.90

Exercise Physiology rates

Exercise Physiology rates: ACT | NT | NSW | Qld | Tas | SA | Vic | WA

Exercise Physiology rates (ACT) – in effect from 1 February 2024

ItemDescriptionRate exc. GSTRate inc. GST

EP001

Initial consultation

$136.30 per session

$149.93 per session

EP002

Subsequent consultation

$92.40 per session

$101.64 per session

EP009

Consultation C

$17.90/5 minutes
(maximum 1 hour)

$19.69/5 minutes
(maximum 1 hour)

EP004

Group/class intervention

$65.50 per participant

$72.05 per participant

Exercise Physiology rates (NT) – in effect from 1 July 2023

ItemDescriptionRate exc. GSTRate inc. GST

EP101

Initial Assessment

$162.90 p/h

$179.19 p/h

EP102

Individual Session

$162.90 p/h

$179.19 p/h

EP103

Group session

$27.10 per participant

$29.81 per participant

Exercise Physiology rates (NSW) – in effect from 1 February 2024

ItemDescriptionRate exc. GSTRate inc. GST

EP001

Initial consultation

$136.30 per session

$149.93 per session

EP002

Subsequent consultation

$92.40 per session

$101.64 per session

EP009

Consultation C

$17.90/5 minutes
(maximum 1 hour)

$19.69/5 minutes
(maximum 1 hour)

EP004

Group/class intervention

$65.50 per participant

$72.05 per participant

Exercise Physiology rates (Qld) – in effect from 1 July 2023

ItemDescriptionRate exc. GSTRate inc. GST

30186

Initial consultation – Work Specific Functional Exercise Program

$209.00 p/h

$229.90 p/h

30187

Subsequent consultation – Work Specific Functional Exercise Program

$209.00 p/h

$229.90 p/h

30401

Group Exercise Sessions

$53.00 per person

$58.30 per person

Exercise Physiology rates (Tas) – in effect from 1 July 2023

ItemDescriptionRate exc. GSTRate inc. GST

EP1

Initial Consultation/Assessment

$116.00
(>60 min)

$127.60
(>60 min)

EP2

Subsequent Consultation

$96.64
(>50 min)

$106.30
(>50 min)

EP3

Group exercise/education

$29.91 per participant

$32.90 per participant

Exercise Physiology rates (SA) – in effect from 1 July 2023

ItemDescriptionRate exc. GSTRate inc. GST

EP101

Initial Assessment

$162.90 p/h

$179.19 p/h

EP102

Individual Session

$162.90 p/h

$179.19 p/h

EP103

Group session

$27.10 per participant

$29.81 per participant

Exercise Physiology rates (Vic) – in effect from 1 July 2023

ItemDescriptionRate exc. GSTRate inc. GST

EX021

Initial consultation (45 mins)

$97.96

$107.76

EX022

Standard Consultation (30mins)

$65.31

$71.84

EX023

Restricted consultation

$97.96

$107.76

EX012

Group Consultation

$21.77 per person

$23.95 per person

Exercise Physiology rates (WA) – in effect from 1 November 2023

ItemDescriptionRate exc. GSTRate inc. GST

EPE20

Initial Consultation/Assessment

$221.50 p/h

$243.65 p/h

EPE21

Subsequent Exercise Consultation/Assessment

$221.50 p/h

$243.65 p/h

Page last reviewed: 20 November 2023

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Date printed 19 May 2024

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