Medicare subjects

A list of subjects for Medicare to help you find information about our payments and services.


  • Medicare is Australia’s universal health care system.
  • myGov is a simple and secure way to access government services online with 1 login and 1 password.
  • We have a range of payments and services to help parents care for their newly adopted child.
  • As your baby grows, keep their immunisations up to date. Discuss returning to work with your employer. Tell us if you’re returning to work.
  • If you travel or live outside Australia this may affect your health care, child support and Centrelink payments.


  • Check if you can get payments, register for self-service and think about child care. You can submit your pre-birth claim up to 3 months before your baby is due.
  • You may be able to access health care at no cost. Learn what bulk billing is, and how to access it.




  • Find out how to enrol yourself and your baby in Medicare.
  • Our Express Plus mobile apps let you access your information and complete a range of services using your mobile device. We have apps for Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support.








  • Give the gift of life and register your decision to donate your organs or tissue after you die.
  • We have a range of programs to help with some specific health care needs.




  • If you’re thinking about entering aged care, or you’re researching for someone you know, there are services and payments that can help.
  • There are rules about when you can submit a claim. They are different depending on the type of payment. If you can’t claim within these timeframes, let us know.


  • If your details change, you need to let us know as soon as you can. This can include your name, address and bank details.


  • When your child turns 13, your Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A and Part B will change. So may your Child Care Subsidy. Your child can also sign an application for a Tax File Number (TFN).
  • When your child turns 14, they can get their Medicare and immunisation history statements. They can also get a bank account.
  • When your child turns 15, there are some changes for your and your child’s Medicare card.
  • When your child turns 16, your Family Tax Benefit (FTB) may change. Your child may be eligible for a payment. They can also register as an organ donor.
  • Your child turning 18 or stopping school may affect Family Tax Benefit (FTB), child support and their eligibility for payment. Turning 18 will also end their Child Dental Benefit Schedule cover.
  • When your child turns 19, your eligibility for Family Tax Benefit (FTB) stops. There are also some things to know if they start tertiary study.
  • It’s any behaviour that is violent, threatening, controlling or intended to make you or your family feel scared and unsafe.
  • We have payments, counselling and other services to help people adjust after someone close to them has died.
  • We can help with the costs of seeing a doctor and getting medicines. Including support for families, children, Indigenous Australians, older Australians, and people living in remote areas.
  • Use your Parent Pack to finalise your pre-birth claim or submit your a new claim. You can also enrol your baby in Medicare and register their birth.
  • Other organisations can help you with counselling, financial and legal advice, and safety planning including staying safe online.