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Administrative health region—Medicare Local identifier, code AANNN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termMedicare Local identifier
METeOR identifier:Help on this term513288
Registration status:Help on this termNational Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Definition:Help on this termA unique identifier for a Medicare Local, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Administrative health region—Medicare Local identifier

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termAANNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term5
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
ML101Eastern Sydney
ML102Inner West Sydney
ML103South Eastern Sydney
ML104South Western Sydney
ML105Western Sydney
ML106Nepean - Blue Mountains
ML107Northern Sydney
ML108Sydney North Shore and Beaches
ML109Central Coast NSW
ML110Illawarra - Shoalhaven
ML111Hunter
ML113North Coast NSW
ML114New England
ML115Western NSW
ML116Murrumbidgee
ML117Southern NSW
ML118Far West NSW
ML201Inner North West Melbourne
ML202Bayside
ML203South Western Melbourne
ML204Macedon Ranges and North Western Melbourne
ML205Northern Melbourne
ML206Inner East Melbourne
ML207Eastern Melbourne
ML208South Eastern Melbourne
ML209Frankston - Mornington Peninsula
ML210Barwon
ML211Grampians
ML212Great South Coast
ML213Lower Murray
ML214Loddon - Mallee - Murray
ML215Goulburn Valley
ML216Hume
ML217Gippsland
ML301Metro North Brisbane
ML302Greater Metro South Brisbane
ML303Gold Coast
ML304Sunshine Coast
ML305West Moreton - Oxley
ML306Darling Downs - South West Queensland
ML307Wide Bay
ML308Central Queensland
ML309Central and North West Queensland
ML310Townsville - Mackay
ML311Far North Queensland
ML401Northern Adelaide
ML402Central Adelaide and Hills
ML403Southern Adelaide - Fleurieu - Kangaroo Island
ML404Country South SA
ML405Country North SA
ML501Perth Central and East Metro
ML502Perth North Metro
ML503Fremantle
ML504Bentley - Armadale
ML505Perth South Coastal
ML506South West WA
ML507Goldfields - Midwest
ML508Kimberley - Pilbara
ML601Tasmania
ML701Northern Territory
ML801Australian Capital Territory

Collection and usage attributes

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Maps of the geographical areas covered by the various Medicare Locals and associated digital boundary files, suitable for use in geographic information systems, can be obtained from the Medicare Locals page on the Department of Health and Ageing website:

Medicare locals, Canberra. Viewed 14 July 2014,

List of Local Government Areas and Statistical Local Areas for each Medicare Local in Excel format (Excel 611 KB)

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

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Medicare Locals are primary health care organisations established to improve responsiveness, coordinate primary health care delivery and tackle local health care needs and service gaps. A Medicare Local catchment refers to the geographical area of a Medicare local.  

Relational attributes

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See also National Health Performance Authority Healthy Communities: Infant and young child mortality rate, 2010–2012 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

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