Our fee structure reduces your out-of-pocket expenses. We are registered with a number of funding schemes that can reduce the cost of your therapy. See this link from the Australian Psychology Society about all funding options under Medicare.

Contact us for further details.

Medicare Better Access to Mental Health Care

Medicare logoThis initiative offers Medicare rebates towards the cost of Psychology sessions. Rebates are available for 10 Psychology sessions per calendar year for people with mental health or psychological issues. Visit your GP, Paediatrician or Psychiatrist for a referral under this scheme. See the link above for more information.

Medicare Helping Children with Autism

Medicare logoRebates are available for the assessment of children suspected of having these disorders. A Paediatrician or Psychiatrist can provide a referral under this scheme. NDIS is now superseding ‘Helping Children with Autism’ Treatment plans but currently Medicare still provides rebates for children and early teens diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder or Pervasive Development Disorder. See the link above for more information

Medicare Enhanced Primary Care Plan

Medicare logoFormerly called a Chronic Disease Management Plan, GPs can provide referrals for this Medicare scheme. It is for people with complex or chronic medical conditions, including people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Rebates are available for 5 Psychology sessions (or other Allied Health Services ) per calendar year. See the link above for more information – look under Chronic Disease Management Plan.

Private Health Insurance

Many private health insurers offer rebates towards the cost of Clinical Psychology sessions.

Ask your Insurer if you are eligible.

Traffic Accident Commission

TAC-logoThe TAC may fund Psychology sessions for people who have had a road accident. Help for their families can also be available. These sessions are to help people suffering from Anxiety and Stress Disorders, Major Depression, Trauma etc after an accident.

See the TAC website for more information.

Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal

VOCAT assists people who have been victims of violent crime. Funding may be available for psychological therapy for people who have mental health needs following a crime, such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders, Major Depression or Anxiety Disorders.

See VOCAT website

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Many veterans experience difficulties such as Major Depressive Disorders, Trauma Mental Health, and Adjustment Disorders when returning to civilian life. Military veteran’s may be eligible for funding for mental health treatments through DVA, even if the mental health issues are not due to service.

View this factsheet for further information


Catalyst Psychology are experienced in providing assistance to individuals with disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder. We also have a wealth of experience with their carers. We provide Psychology Therapy and Assessment services to NDIS participants who are on a “self-managing” or “plan management” scheme. Any family or client one of these NDIS schemes are free to engage us. We are not able to see NDIS agency managed participants. In line the current NDIS price guide, fees for NDIS services are $210 per hour. Please contact us for any other queries about NDIS services

COVID19 Telehealth Medicare Sessions

Medicare currently allows Telehealth sessions for certain people to promote social distancing in the COVID19 Pandemic and also to ensure people with the virus or at risk can still access mental health care. If you meet the criteria below, we are very happy to arrange a telehealth session. These sessions are bulk billed and available over Zoom videoconferencing or telephone. Just contact our receptionist for more details.

Medicare criteria as at 29th March 2020-30 September 2020.

  • The client has been diagnosed with COVID-19 virus but is not a patient of a hospital
  • The client has been required to isolate themselves in accordance with home isolation guidance issued by Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC). https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-isolation-guidance. Currently this is if you have returned from overseas in the last 14 days; have been in very close proximity with a confirmed case; or have been told by a Nurse, GP, Medical Professional, or the Department of Health Advice line to isolate (Ph: 1800 675 398).
  • The client is at least 70 years old
  • The client is least 50 years old and is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • The client is pregnant
  • The client is a parent of a child under 12 months
  • The client is already under treatment for chronic health conditions or is immune compromised.