You can use the online Medicare levy calculator to work out how much your Medicare levy will be, including any entitlement you may have to a reduction or exemption. It can calculate the levy for the past 3 tax years.

What you'll need

  • your taxable income
  • your spouse's income (if applicable)
  • the number of days you're eligible for an exemption (if applicable).

How to calculate

  1. Select the 'Calculate online' button.
  2. Enter the required details.
  3. Select 'Submit'.

Who's eligible?

All Australian residents.

Things to keep in mind...

  • The calculator gives you an estimate only, as the exact amount can only be calculated when you lodge your income tax return. 
  • In addition to the Medicare levy, a surcharge of between 1% to 1.5% is added if you don’t have private hospital cover and your taxable income is above a prescribed amount. The calculator doesn't calculate the surcharge.
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