How can I get the rebate?
If you meet the Government’s eligibility criteria, you can access the rebate once you get health insurance.
You can request your health fund to apply the rebate up front, making the cost of your health insurance immediately cheaper; or
You can get it back as a lump sum as part of your tax return.
Neither way is better or will give you back a larger amount – it’s just a matter of preference. Find out more about the Government’s eligibility criteria.