PHI 74/16 Changes to Second-Tier Eligible Hospitals

Page last updated: 21 September 2016

PHI74/16 Changes to Second-Tier Eligible Hospitals (PDF 99 KB)

The Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2016 (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.

Eight additional facilities have been added to the previously approved STAC list. A list of the additional facilities has been provided at:
Attachment A (PDF 45 KB)
Attachment A (Excel 10 KB)

The Amendment Rules have been registered with the Federal Register of Legislation and commence on 20 September 2016. (See F2016L01493)

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 20 September 2016 is at:
Attachment B (PDF 107 KB).
Attachment B (Excel 39 KB)

Next Second Tier Advisory Committee Meeting

The next STAC meeting will be held on Friday 11 November, 2016.
The closing date for applications is Friday 21 October, 2016.

Please note that applicants are required to submit their applications at the following URL:

Information which must be included in applications is outlined in the Sample application 2016 located on the Australian Private Hospitals Association Website at: Select Industry Resources.

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