After you apply

We’ll process your application. It may take up to 6 weeks to process your application if you apply between July and November.

This is because we get a lot of applications at that time.

We’ll write to you if we don’t approve your application or need more information.

If we approve your application, we’ll send your statement to the address you tell us in the form.

You'll need to tell the ATO you have a Medicare Entitlement Statement when you do your income tax return. You need your statement before you can start. Keep the statement for your records.

The ATO will decide if you need to pay the Medicare levy.

Page last updated: 10 December 2021