myGov help - Link Medicare to myGov using a linking code

How to link Medicare to your myGov account if you have a linking code.

If your name in both accounts doesn’t match, you may not be able to link Medicare to your myGov account. Read about common error messages when linking Medicare to myGov.

A linking code is a single use code we give you to link Medicare to your myGov account. You can get a linking code by calling Medicare.

If you’re not enrolled in Medicare, you won’t be able to link it to your myGov account. Find out how to enrol in Medicare.

To link Medicare to your myGov account, your name recorded with myGov must match your name with Medicare. If your name doesn’t match or isn’t up to date, you’ll need to update it. If you need to update your name with Medicare, you can do this when you call Medicare for your linking code.

If myGov has your incorrect name, you’ll need to update it. You can do this by contacting either the Australian Taxation Office or Centrelink, if they’re linked to your myGov account. It will take up to 24 hours to update with myGov.

Read about common error messages when linking Medicare to myGov.

The screenshots in this guide are from a computer. The page layout will look different if you’re using a mobile device.

Step 1: sign in to myGov

Go to myGov and sign in.

Select either:

  • Link a service
  • View and link services.

From the list, select Link for the service you want to link.

If you agree to myGov storing your Given names, Family name and Date of birth in your myGov profile, select Continue. This page will only show if you haven’t linked Centrelink or the Australian Taxation Office to your myGov account first.

If you’ve already linked Centrelink or the Australian Taxation Office to your myGov account, we’ll show your myGov profile details. To link Medicare, these details must match the details shown on your Medicare record.

Select Continue to proceed.

Select I have a linking code, then select Next.

Step 2: enter your linking code and Medicare card number

Enter your Linking Code then you Medicare Card Number and your Individual Reference Number.

Select Next.

You’ve now linked Medicare to your myGov account.

You can select:

  • Continue to go to your Medicare online account
  • Return to myGov to go to your myGov account.

For your privacy and security select My account, then Sign out when you’ve finished using your myGov account.

Page last updated: 17 November 2022