Medicare gives all Australians, and some people from overseas, a wide range of health and hospital services at no (or low) cost.
Medicare cards are issued to people enrolled in Medicare. You can find registration information at the front of the Medicare enrolment form at the Department of Human Services.
You can find out how to register for Medicare, or check your enrolment here.
You can use your Medicare card when:
- Making a Medicare claim for a paid or unpaid doctor's account
- Visiting a doctor
- Receiving treatment as a public patient in a public hospital
- Filling a Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescription at a pharmacy
Find more information here.