Do I need a Doctor's Prescription to order a CPAP Machine?

No, but it is highly recommended.

You may order prior to submitting your prescription and we will ship it once we have it on file. If you do not have a copy of your CPAP prescription, please contact us.


Do I need a Doctor's Prescription to purchase a CPAP Machine?

In April 2015, the Australian Sleep Association (ASA) advised members that it seems inappropriate that no medical prescription is needed to prescribe CPAP. The ASA has discussed this with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) but they do not feel this is an area that is of concern.


Why do I need a Prescription?

CPAP Prescriptions will state the pressure needed to help keep your airway open. This is mandatory to purchase a CPAP machine as we need this information to correctly adjust the machine to your requirements.

The prescription may instead (or also) include the pressure range for an Auto machine.

Auto machines like the BMC RESmart™ Auto effectively treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and will automatically adjust to the pressure needed during sleep and can even detect the onset of snoring to help prevent this, even when lying on your back.


Important Notes:

Auto machines are not appropriate for the treatment of Centra Sleep Apnea (CSA) or where patients have Conjestive Heart Failure. If you have one of these conditions, please consult your doctor as we cannot supply an auto machine unless prescribed by your doctor.


  • If you have not been diagnosed with a medical condition requiring the use of a CPAP or Auto machine, we can not supply a CPAP machine to you.
  • If you have been diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea, but do not have a prescription yet, simply ask your doctor for a prescription based on your sleep study report or contact us for assistance.
  • If your doctor does not know the pressure you need, ask for a prescription for an auto machine.

For treatment of Obstuctive Sleep Apnea, we recommend the use of an auto machine like the one shown below;



BMC Auto adjusting CPAP (APAP) Machine


  • Last updated 7th May 2015
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