How to enrol in Medicare if you’re a temporary resident covered by a Ministerial Order

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

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

You can enrol in Medicare if you have a valid temporary visa covered by 1 of these Ministerial Orders:

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

Find out what documents you need to enrol.

Page last updated: 21 November 2019