From 1 November 2010 women can claim Medicare rebates for midwifery care. Women can now claim a Medicare rebate for accessing services from eligible private practice midwives.
Midwives have greater opportunities to work in a self-employed capacity as a sole trader or in small groups of professionals.
Midwives Australia assists private practice midwives in establishing a practice which best suits the way they choose to work; in developing relationships with other practitioners with whom you might consult and refer clients; and to support midwives who are working in a continuity of care model.
We understand that private practice and continuity of care models are emerging frameworks of care in Australia and that midwives who work this way are valuable resources in the workforce. We support you in that work and strive to provide you with every service that you might need in one central location.