We need your bank account details to pay you your Medicare benefit!

From 1 July 2016, you need to have your bank details registered with Medicare to get your benefit. Make sure we can pay your benefit into your bank account.

Medicare benefit payments by cheque are no longer available. If you have paid your medical account and are entitled to a Medicare benefit payment, we may owe you money. If we don’t have your current bank account details registered with Medicare, we can’t pay you your benefit.

Once your bank account details are registered, your Medicare benefit is paid directly into your bank account whether you claim at your doctor’s, online or in person.

Cheques payable to your doctor that are sent to you are not included in this change.

Next steps

Register your bank account details with Medicare:

While you’re at it, make sure all your details are up to date. This makes accessing all of our services much easier.

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Page last updated: 20 December 2016