Health Care Card

Renewing a card

If you’re still eligible to get a health card card, we will issue you a new card before the current one ends. You don’t need to do anything.

You don’t need to apply for your card if you get:

  • Sickness Allowance, your Health Care Card is valid for the period of your current medical certificate up to 13 weeks
  • Carer Payment for episodic or short term care for a child, we issue your card for a period of 26 weeks.
This information was printed Monday 20 May 2019 from https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/health-care-card/who-needs-apply/renewing-card It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.

Page last updated: 2 January 2019