Medicare online account help - Link Medicare to myGov using a linking code

How to link Medicare to your myGov account if you have a linking code.


If you’re not enrolled in Medicare, you won’t be able to link it to your myGov account. Find out how to enrol in Medicare.

To link Medicare to your myGov account, you’ll need your linking code and your Medicare card number.

You can get a linking code over the phone or at a service centre.

A linking code is a single use code we give you to link to our services in your myGov account. You can use it to link myGov to any of these services:

  • Centrelink
  • Medicare
  • Child Support.

If you have a question about using myGov, you can ask the myGov digital assistant. Go to the myGov website, select Ask a question and type your question. The digital assistant will help you with your question.

Watch our video on how to link Medicare to myGov using a linking code.

Step 1: sign in to myGov

Go to myGov and sign in.

Select either:

  • Services
  • Link your first service.

Select Medicare from the list.

We may ask you to agree to myGov storing your personal information. This will happen if you're linking to Medicare, the Australian Taxation Office or Centrelink for the first time.

Select I agree to accept myGov storing your personal information.

Select I have a linking code, then select Next.

Step 2: enter your linking code and Medicare card number

Enter your Linking Code.

Select Medicare from the drop down menu.

Enter your Medicare card number, followed by your Individual Reference Number. This is the number next to your name on your Medicare card.

Select Next.

You've now linked Medicare to your myGov account.

You can select:

  • Medicare to go to your Medicare online account
  • Home to go to your myGov homepage.

For your privacy and security, select Sign out when you've finished using your myGov account.

Page last updated: 20 April 2021