If you’re a temporary resident covered by a Ministerial Order

To access Medicare when you’re in Australia, you must meet certain criteria.

Visa requirements for Ukrainian nationals

Ukrainian nationals currently on a Humanitarian Stay (Temporary) (subclass 449) visa cannot enrol in Medicare. Read more about support for Ukrainian nationals in Australia.

You can enrol in Medicare if you have a valid temporary visa covered by one of these Ministerial Orders:

  • Contributory Parent visas (subclasses 173, 143, 884, 864)
  • De facto partners of Australian citizens or permanent residents
  • Fulbright scholars
  • Humanitarian Stay (temporary) visa (subclass 449)
  • Participants in the family accompaniment pilot under the Pacific Australian Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme (subclass 403)
  • Removal Pending Bridging visa (subclass 070)
  • Safe Haven Enterprise visa (subclass 790)
  • Secondary Movement Offshore Entry visa XB (subclass 447)
  • Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional Provisional visa (subclass 494)
  • Skilled Work Regional Provisional visa (subclass 491)
  • Support for Victims of People Trafficking Program
  • Temporary Humanitarian Concern visa (subclass 786)
  • Temporary Protection visa (subclass 785)
  • Unauthorised maritime arrivals holding a Bridging E (Class WE) visa
  • Witness Protection (Trafficking) Temporary visa (subclass 787).

How to enrol or extend

You’ll need to give us the following:

Once you’ve completed your Medicare enrolment form, submit the form and supporting documents to Medicare Enrolment Services by email or post.

You need to give us supporting documents that prove your identity and travel status. If you don’t have these supporting documents, tell us. We’ll talk to you about other options.

You don’t need to get your documents certified.

Page last updated: 14 May 2024.
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