Medicare card

How to replace a lost, stolen or damaged card

You can get a new Medicare card if your card is lost, stolen or damaged.

If your Medicare card gets lost, stolen or damaged you can:

We’ll cancel your old card when we issue your new card.

If you’re overseas, we can’t replace your card until you return. This includes if you’re:

  • an Australian citizen who’s overseas for more than 5 years
  • an Australian permanent resident or New Zealand citizen who’s overseas for more than 12 months
This information was printed Saturday 25 May 2019 from https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/medicare/medicare-card/managing/how-replace-lost-stolen-or-damaged-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: 19 March 2019