How to get your own card at 15 years old

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

To get your own card you need to complete a form. Complete the Application to copy or transfer from one Medicare card to another form.

You can give us the form at a service centre. To make sure it’s you, we’ll ask for some identification. You need to bring one of the following:

  • birth certificate
  • current driver’s licence
  • current passport.

We’ll usually tell you your Medicare number straight away and send your card in 3 to 4 weeks. We’ll send it to the address you give us.

You can use a digital copy of your Medicare card in the meantime. Read more about how to get a digital card.

Keep in mind, you can only be on 2 Medicare cards at the same time.

Page last updated: 23 September 2019