This is a common request. Firstly to be eligible, the medical treatment can’t be readily available through the public health system, so that includes any body contouring or breast reduction surgery. Secondly, it needs to be causing acute or chronic pain or acute or chronic mental illness. This is how it works. After your consultation, we will fill out the application indicating your symptoms and how that will be corrected with your surgery. Your GP also fills out a form and then both forms are submitted to the ATO via the MyGov portal. The turnaround is usually one or two weeks.