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.