Your options and obligations for a Medicare card.
In this section
How to use your 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.
How to update your personal details
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.
How to replace a lost, stolen or damaged card
You can get a new Medicare card if your card is lost, stolen or damaged.
How to get a duplicate card
A duplicate card is a copy of your current Medicare card with the same details.
What happens when your card expires
We’ll send you a new Medicare card about 4 weeks before your current card expires.