Private health insurance circulars

The Private Health Insurance Branch of the Australian Government Department of Health issues Private Health Insurance (PHI) circulars on topics of interest to the health industry.

Page last updated: 02 November 2018

These circulars are distributed to all Australian registered health insurance funds, Australian licensed private hospitals and day hospital facilities, Australian state and territory health authorities, other Australian health organisations and health service providers. The circulars contain important information related to Australian Commonwealth Government legislation which governs the operation of private health insurance.

For circulars prior to 1997, please contact the Private Health Insurance Branch at

To subscribe to the circulars, email your details to Please include your name, your company name, position and email address.