Documents you need if you’re a New Zealand citizen

You need to provide documents that prove your identity and residency.

You can enrol in Medicare if you’re a New Zealand citizen. You’ll need to give us both:

  • a New Zealand passport for each person you want to enrol
  • 2 documents that prove your family live in Australia dated within the last 6 months.

Proving you live in Australia

You can prove you live in Australia by giving us either:

  • 2 documents from Australia
  • one document from Australia and one from where you last lived.
Documents from AustraliaDocuments from the other country
Proof of rental or lease agreement and gas or electricity account in the same nameProof you sold your property
Proof of purchase of property and gas or electricity account in the same nameProof you ended your lease
Proof of your employmentProof you ended your employment
Proof your child is enrolled in childcare, school or universityProof you moved household goods or furniture
Proof you have a current bank account in AustraliaProof you closed your bank account
Proof of health, property or contents insuranceProof you cancelled health, property or contents insurance

You don’t need to get your documents certified.

If you don’t have these documents, tell us. We’ll talk to you about other options.

Submitting your enrolment form and documents

Complete a Medicare enrolment form and mail or email it with your documents to Medicare Enrolment Services. If you email us, include ‘enrolment’ in the email subject line.

Make sure your documents are:

  • in PDF, JPG, PNG, GIF or BMP format
  • not password protected, or in a WinZip or RAR file
  • no larger than 5MB for each document
  • no larger than 10MB in total for all the documents.
Page last updated: 8 December 2023.
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