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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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Meridian acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

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Meridian is proud to work with our sponsors and partner organisations.

By developing a Reconciliation Action Plan, we hope to clearly identify actions and realistic targets detailing steps and priorities that advise on the rights, health and dignity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are impacted by HIV or at risk of HIV.

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