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  1. Enrolling in Medicare
  2. If you’re an Australian permanent resident

Documents to enrol in Medicare if you've applied for permanent residency

You need to provide documents that prove your identity and residency.

  1. Enrolling in Medicare
  2. If you’re an Australian permanent resident

Documents to enrol in Medicare if you’re a permanent resident

You need to provide documents that prove your identity and residency.

  1. Medicare
  2. How to claim

Bulk billing

You may be able to access health care at no cost. Learn what bulk billing is, and how to access it.

  1. Top payments
  2. Medicare Safety Nets

How Medicare Safety Nets and thresholds work

Understand the Safety Nets and the dollar amounts that count towards your thresholds.

  1. Medicare Safety Nets
  2. What are the thresholds

Verified and unverified payments

Verified payments count towards your thresholds, while unverified payments don’t.

  1. Top payments
  2. Medicare card

Have your own Medicare card and number if you’re 15 or older and enrolled in Medicare

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

  1. How to claim
  2. How your Medicare card and account work

Someone else’s Medicare

You can act on behalf of someone else to help manage their Medicare affairs.

  1. Medicare
  2. Most useful information

Medicare online account help - Accept an invite to be added to someone’s Medicare card

Learn how to accept an invite to be added to someone’s Medicare card using your Medicare online account, or the Express Plus Medicare mobile app.

  1. How to enrol
  2. Enrolling in Medicare

Enrolling 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.

  1. Medicare
  2. Most useful information

Medicare Two-way claim form (MS001)

Use this form together with a Medicare claim form to submit your in-hospital and ancillary claims with Medicare and your private health fund.

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Page last updated: 10 December 2021