States offer payroll tax relief subject to how much GPs bulk-bill

The Victorian Government also announced it would waive retrospective tax bills, following months of GP lobbying.
Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas.

GP practices in Victoria and SA will be able to partly avoid payroll tax by deducting payments for bulk-billed consultations off their ‘wage’ bill, under new rules from state governments.

The Victorian Government announced on Wednesday that payments from practices to GPs for bulk-billed services would not count towards payroll tax thresholds, starting July 2025.