Add someone to a Medicare card

You can update your card when your circumstances change.

Add someone 15 or older to your Medicare card

The quickest and easiest way to add someone 15 or older to your Medicare card is to invite them online, using either:

Find out how to invite someone to your card.

You can also add someone to your card using a form.

Add children under 15 to an existing Medicare card

If you’re a parent or guardian, you can add a child to an existing card. This can be your current card or someone else’s card.

If the child is not on your current family card, you’ll need to give us some supporting documents, for example:

  • Family Court Order
  • Birth Certificate showing parental responsibility.

To add a child under 15 to an existing card, you’ll need to complete a form.

Add your baby to a Medicare card

We’ll add your baby to your Medicare card once they’re enrolled in Medicare.

You should enrol your baby in Medicare as soon as possible. You can do this using the Newborn Child Declaration you get from the hospital.

When you enrol your baby, we’ll send you a new Medicare card with their name on it. You can get a digital version of your updated card in the Express Plus Medicare mobile app.

Add someone to a Medicare card using a form

If you can’t request to add someone to your existing card online, you can complete the Application to copy or transfer from one Medicare card to another form.

Send your form and supporting documents to us. You can find the email and postal address on the form.

Page last updated: 17 March 2022