PHI 85/15

Circular advising of Second Tier Eligible Hospital changes

Page last updated: 23 December 2015

Printable version of PHI 85/15 (PDF 132 KB)
Printable version of Attachment A - Second Tier List Additions (PDF 50 KB)
Printable version of Attachment B - List of Second Tier Eligible Facilities (PDF 103 KB)
23 December 2015

Changes to Second-Tier Eligible Hospitals

The Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules
2015 (No. 6) (Amendment Rules) updates the reference to the latest Second Tier Advisory Committee (STAC) approved list of second tier eligible facilities published in this circular.

25 additional facilities have been added to the previously approved STAC list. A list of the additional facilities has been provided at Attachment A (Excel 13 KB).
The Amendment Rules have been registered with the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments and commence on 1 January 2016.

As advised in PHI 07/13, the Rules no longer contain a list of facilities eligible for second tier default benefits. Rather, the Rules reference a list of eligible facilities maintained by the STAC.

The complete STAC-approved list of second tier eligible facilities as of 1 January, 2016 is at Attachment B (Excel 41 KB).

Next Second Tier Advisory Committee Meeting

The next STAC meeting will be held on Friday 12 February, 2016.

The closing date for applications is Friday 22 January, 2016.

Please note that applicants are required to submit their applications at the Second Tier Default Benefits Application Submission Portal

Information which must be included in applications is outlined in the Sample application 2014 (updated) located on the Australian Private Hospitals Association Website. Select Industry Resources.

For any enquiries regarding the STAC-approved list of second tier eligible facilities, or for any further information, please email

NB: Please note that information contained within this circular is provided as a courtesy notification only. It is the responsibility of industry members to ensure they are operating in compliance with the Private Health Insurance Act 2007 and all other relevant Commonwealth legislation.