Medicare Systems and Services Status

PBS Claims Status

PBS Online Claiming will be unavailable between 28/05/2022 11:00 PM and 29/05/2022 04:00 AM (Canberra time) due to essential system maintenance.

We apologise for the disruption to this service.

For concession claims, pharmacists can:

  • call the PBS general enquiries line on 132 290 to confirm the concessional status of the patient (24 hour help line)
  • dispense the prescription as a General prescription and issue a receipt for reimbursement from us, or
  • delay dispensing the prescription until PBS Online is operating

We will not pay ineligible claims. Patients will need to provide their concessional status when seeking a refund from us.

If you have any questions, contact Developer Support Team at or on 1300 550 115.

Status last updated:25/05/2022 5:14 PM

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System status

Status Service Name Message
System operating normally PBS Claims System operating normally


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