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Medicare Ineligibles and LGBTIQA+ communities – a discussion paper

Information about who can access and how to access Medicare. 

Who can access Medicare?

Medicare can be accessed by:

An Australian Citizen-who is already enrolled in Medicare, or who can provide proof of eligibility to
enrol. This means being able to supply both proof of identity (Passport and/or birth certificate) and
proof of residence such as:

  • sale agreement to buy a property, plus a gas or electricity account in the applicant’s name
  • lease agreement to rent a property, plus a gas or electricity account in the applicant’s name
  • evidence of employment
  • evidence that the applicant or the applicant’s children are at school or university
  • evidence of private health insurance, bank accounts, or property or contents insurance.

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