Apply for your Medicare provider numbers (MPNs) early

19 November 2021

We’re experiencing a peak in MPN applications. Make sure you get your MPN application in on time to avoid any delays.

From November to April, we get a large amount of MPN applications to process. Processing your MPN application can take up to 6 weeks.

If you’re a medical intern and have registered as an intern with Ahpra, you can apply for your MPN online. You’ll get an invitation from us to finalise your MPN application using HPOS.

If you’re not a medical intern you’ll need to apply using a form. Find out how to apply if you’re a health professional.

If you need an additional provider number and you’re eligible with no restrictions, you can apply using HPOS. In HPOS, select Create a new provider location.

You need a PRODA account to access HPOS. If you don’t have one, you can register for one.

Next steps

Read more about how to apply for a provider number or prescriber number.

Find out how to link your PRODA account to your Medicare Provider Number.

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Page last updated: 19 November 2021