Lost, stolen or damaged Medicare cards

How to get a new Medicare card if your card is lost, stolen or damaged.

If your Medicare card gets lost, stolen or damaged you can:

We’ll cancel your old card when we issue your new card.

If you’re overseas, we can’t replace your card until you return. This includes if you’re:

  • an Australian citizen who’s overseas for more than 5 years
  • an Australian permanent resident or New Zealand citizen who’s overseas for more than 12 months

Page last updated: 27 August 2017