Enrol in Medicare through myGov

You can enrol for Medicare through your myGov account if you meet the criteria.

Who can enrol in Medicare through myGov

You can enrol in Medicare through myGov if you have:

  • applied for a permanent resident visa
  • been granted permanent residency
  • a returning resident visa.

You must also be living in Australia, 15 or older and enrolling as an individual.

What you need to enrol

You need to have:

  • your current passport or ImmiCard
  • your visa details from the Department of Home Affairs
  • one or more supporting documents.

Find out what documents you need if you are a permanent resident or have applied for permanent residency on the Services Australia website.

How to enrol

If you have created a myGov account, sign in to enrol in Medicare.

Follow these steps to enrol in Medicare through your myGov account:

  1. Sign in to myGov.
  2. Select View and link services.
  3. Go to Medicare and select Link.
  4. Select Enrol in Medicare.
  5. Follow the prompts.

You can also use the myGov app to enrol in Medicare.

If you cannot enrol in Medicare, check that your myGov details match what is recorded with Medicare. If your details are different, find out how to update your details. If you need help, you can find the number to call the Medicare program line on the Services Australia website.

You will get a message in your myGov Inbox to let you know the status of your application. If your application is approved, you will get your Medicare card in the mail.

You can view the status of your enrolment application by signing in to myGov and selecting Link Medicare.

Page last updated: 2 January 2024