How to get your own Medicare card at 15 years old

You can have your own Medicare card if you’re aged 15 or older.

What you need to do

Complete an Application to copy or transfer from one Medicare card to another form.

Submit this at a service centre and bring either your:

  • birth certificate
  • current driver’s licence
  • current passport
  • non commemorative marriage certificate
  • current Australian school or educational photo ID, or
  • proof of age card

Once you get your Medicare card, create a Medicare online account through myGov and download the Express Plus Medicare mobile app to access a range of services using a secure digital channel.

Page last updated: 21 November 2017