Low Income Health Care Card

Renewing a card

You need to renew your Low Income Health Care Card.

You get a Low Income Health Care Card for 12 months.

You’ll need to apply each year to renew your card and meet the income test. We’ll tell you when it’s close to expiry.  You will need to provide evidence of your income and any changes to your circumstances in the renewal period. 


We will send you a notice to renew your card. You can renew your card using myGov. Sign in to your Centrelink online account through myGov. Your details will display in the form. You only need to update any information that’s changed.

By form

You can also renew your card using the form we send you.

This information was printed Thursday 23 May 2019 from https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/low-income-health-care-card/how-manage-your-card/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