To do this, complete the full Newborn Child Declaration form and return it to us. This will:
- enrol your baby in Medicare and the Medicare Safety Net
- register your baby for a My Health Record
- enrol your baby into the Australian Immunisation Register.
Only the birth mother can register a newborn child for My Health Record using the Newborn Child Declaration. You can read more about registering a child for a My Health Record on the Australian Digital Health Agency website.
You can submit your completed form either:
- at a service centre
- by post - the postal address is on the Newborn Child Declaration.
If you lose your Newborn Child Declaration, you need to submit a Medicare enrolment form. You’ll need to give supporting documentation requested in the form, including proof of your child’s birth.
We’ll add your child to your Medicare card, and send an updated card once enrolment is complete.
Read more about how to add your newborn to your Medicare card.
Page last updated: 26 July 2019