Medicare card

You get a Medicare card when you’re enrolled in Medicare. Learn how to get, use and replace your card.

To get this you must meet one of the following:

  • live in Australia or an Australian dependency island
  • visit from certain countries.

Read the full conditions under enrolling in Medicare.

sample of a Medicare card

From 1 February 2024 to 31 December 2024, the Medicare card will have a 40 year anniversary card design.

This design will also be updated in the Medicare Online account, Medicare Express Plus mobile app and myGov app.

Page last updated: 23 February 2024.
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