Learn more about changes to Hospital cover.
Learn more about changes to Extras cover.
Travel and accommodation benefits
Will the travel and accommodation benefit be available under Hospital cover from 1 April 2019?
Members on Top Extras cover can already claim a travel benefit (for medically necessary trips over 200km return). In addition, members in remote and rural areas may be eligible for a Government subsidy. See below for information about the subsidies available in each state:
Patient Transport Assistance Contacts
ACT Interstate Patients’ Travel Assistance Scheme (iptas)
Phone: 02 6205 5868
NSW Isolated Patients’ Travel and Accommodation Scheme (iptaas)
Phone: 1800 478 227
Northern Territory Escorts for Patient Travel (pats)
Phone: 08 8922 8235
Queensland Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme (ptss)
Phone: 13 43 25 84
SA Patient Assistance Transport Scheme (pats)
Phone: 1800 188 115
Tasmanian Patient Travel Assistance Scheme (ptas)
Royal Hobart Hospital Phone: 03 6222 8225
Launceston General Hospital Phone: 03 6348 7249
North West Regional Hospital Phone: 03 6430 3673
Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme (vptas)
Phone: 1300 737 073
Western Australia Patient Assistant Transport Scheme (pats)