Isolated Travel and Accommodation Assistance (IPTAAS) for Rural Patients


Outpatients must: 

  • live more than 100km from their specialist treatment centre and unable to obtain this treatment closer to home 
  • be residents of NSW or Lord Howe Island and
  • Medicare eligible to qualify for this isolated travel assistance.

How to apply

Click on the link to the IPTAAS Patient Fact Sheet


You can register online for claiming IPTAAS payment or download the claim form.

To obtain help with claiming travel and accommodation assistance, Telephone: 137 788.

An Advance travel claim can also be lodged before you travel to claim your costs.

For translation of the IPTAAS claim form or interpreter assistance call TIS National: 131 450.