Documents to enrol in Medicare 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 per family that prove you live in Australia.
Proving you live in Australia
You can prove you live in Australia by giving us either:
- 2 documents from Australia
- 1 document from Australia and 1 from where you last lived.
|Documents from Australia||Documents from the other country|
|Proof of rental or lease agreement and gas or electricity account in the same name||Proof you sold your property|
|Proof of purchase of property and gas or electricity account in the same name||Proof you ended your lease|
|Proof of job||Proof you ended your job|
|Proof your child is enrolled in school, childcare or university||Proof you moved household goods or furniture|
|A statement from your bank||A statement showing you closed your bank account|
|Proof of health, property or contents insurance||Proof you cancelled health, property or contents insurance|
Documents must be original or certified copies. A certified copy is a document an authorised witness has signed as a correct copy.
If you don’t have these documents, tell us. We’ll talk to you about other options.
Page last updated: 3 March 2020
This information was printed 5 August 2020 from https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/subjects/how-enrol-and-get-started-medicare/enrolling-medicare/how-enrol-medicare-if-youre-new-zealand-citizen/documents-enrol-medicare-if-youre-new-zealand-citizen. It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.