Isolated Patient Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS)

13th May 2020

IPTAAS is the Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme. This is a NSW Government scheme providing financial assistance towards travel and accommodation costs when a patient needs to travel long distances for treatment that is not available locally.

To be eligible for IPTAAS, a patient must:

  • Be a resident of NSW or Lord Howe Island
  • Be enrolled with Medicare
  • Not be receiving, or eligible for, financial assistance for travel and accommodation from third party insurance or other Australian government services
  • Be referred for treatment at their nearest health service
  • Receive treatment at an approved health service
  • Travel from their residence for treatment at least 100km (one way), or at least 200kms in a week by making multiple trips to and from treatment

Applying for the first time - online Register your details at 

Alternatively you can apply using an IPTAAS Application Form. Have your doctor complete the referral details part of the IPTAAS form

  • Complete Form 1. Application for travel and accommodation assistance including:
    • Eligibility and patient details
    • Treatment details
    • Payment details
    • Travel and accommodation details
  • If you need to stay more than two nights before or after your appointment have your practitioner or health service complete the practitioner or health service declaration
  • Sign the patient declaration and submit your application form, and any applicable travel or accommodation invoices, to your local IPTAAS office.

IPTAAS Helpline Phone: 1800 IPTAAS (1800 478 227)