If you’re a temporary resident covered by a Ministerial Order
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)
How to re-enrol
If you’re already enrolled in Medicare, you can call us to extend your enrolment if it’s about to expire. You don’t need to visit a service centre.
You don’t need to get your documents certified.
Find out what documents you need to enrol.
Page last updated: 9 October 2020
This information was printed 19 January 2021 from https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/subjects/how-enrol-and-get-started-medicare/enrolling-medicare/if-youre-temporary-resident-covered-ministerial-order. 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.