What is my Australian Government Rebate on Private Health Insurance (rebate)?

Most Australians with private health insurance currently receive a rebate from the Australian Government to help cover the cost of their premiums. The rebate is income tested. The table below details the different rebate amounts and Medicare Levy Surcharge levels.

The rebate applies to hospital, general treatment and ambulance policies. It does not apply to overseas visitors cover

Rebate Percentages (1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018)

Status Base tier Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3
 Singles  $0 - $90,000  $90,001 - $105,000  $105,001 - $140,000  $140,001+
 Families  $0 - $180,000  $180,001 - $210,000  $210,001 - $280,000  $280,001+
 Under 65 years  25.934%  17.289%  8.644%  0.000%
 65 - 69 years  30.256%  21.612%  12.966%  0.000%
 70+ years  34.579%  25.934%  17.289%  0.000%

Single parents and couples (including de facto couples) are subject to family tiers. For families with children thresholds are increased by $1500 for each child after the first. The income thresholds are indexed and will remain the same to 30 June 2021.