Your options and obligations for a Medicare card.
You can use your Medicare card to make a claim for Medicare benefits when you visit a doctor, or are treated as a public patient in a public hospital.
You can update your address, contact details and bank account online. To change your name, date of birth or gender, you need to visit a service centre.
You can get a new Medicare card if your card is lost, stolen or damaged.
A duplicate card is a copy of your current Medicare card with the same details.
We’ll send you a new Medicare card about 4 weeks before your current card expires.
Page last updated: 19 July 2018