Getting your own Medicare card at 15 years old

You can have your own Medicare card if you’re aged 15 or older and enrolled in Medicare.

To get your own card you need to complete a form. Complete the application to copy or transfer from one Medicare card to another form.

To make sure it’s you, we’ll ask for some identification. You need to provide copies of 1 of the following:

  • birth certificate
  • current driver’s licence
  • current passport.

Send your form and documents to us by mail or email to Medicare Enrolment Services. You don’t need to get your document copies certified.

We’ll send your card in 3 to 4 weeks. We’ll send it to the address you give us.

You can use a digital copy of your Medicare card in the meantime. Read more about how to get a digital card.

Keep in mind, you can only be on 2 Medicare cards at the same time.

Next: Replace your Medicare card or get an extra card

You can get a new Medicare card if it expires or is lost, stolen or damaged. You can also get an extra card.

Page last updated: 10 August 2020