Increase in the Medicare levy low-income thresholds

The Government will increase the Medicare levy low-income thresholds for singles, families and seniors and pensioners from the 2017 income year.

  • The threshold for singles will be increased to $21,655.
  • The family threshold will be increased to $36,541 plus $3,356 for each dependent child or student.
  • For single seniors and pensioners, the threshold will be increased to $34,244.
  • The family threshold for seniors and pensioners will be increased to $47,670 plus $3,356 for each dependent child or student.