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Recognition criteria

Bupa has absolute discretion in granting recognition to any ancillary provider. Meeting the criteria below does not guarantee recognition. Bupa will exercise this discretion where required, on a case-by-case basis.

To attain Bupa recognition as an optometrist, applicants must be registered with AHPRA and Medicare Australia and be in private practice at the location in which the services will be provided.

Provider numbers for this category are allocated by Medicare Australia. Medicare Australia provides Bupa directly with details of provider numbers and relevant practice information.

For recognition of new practices or alterations to addresses of current practices, Medicare Australia can be contacted on 132 150 or at

Additionally the following requirements are mandatory:

  1. Australian Business Number (ABN);
  2. Insurance requirements; public risk/liability insurance for not less than $10,000,000 per claim covering liability owed to another person who suffers loss or damage by reason of the optometrist, and product liability insurance for not less than $5,000,000 per claim covering any damage or personal injury to any person, arising from any negligence or other defect in respect to any items produced and/or acquired, and dispensed by the optometrist; and
  3. Applicants must agree to and meet all of the ‚ÄúCompulsory Additional Requirements for Optometrists‚ÄĚ. Applicants must agree to and comply with Our Ancillary Provider Terms.

Compulsory Additional Requirements for Optometrists (PDF 70KB)

Ancillary Provider Terms (PDF 620KB)

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