MyMedicare Registration

MyMedicare is a new voluntary patient registration model. It is designed to strengthen the relationship between patients and their GP.
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Why is it important to register?

MyMedicare offers several benefits for patients and ultimately allows your GP to provide better care.

These benefits include the following:

  • Improved continuity of care with their chosen practice, leading to better health outcomes.
  • Longer Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS)-funded telephone consultations (Levels C and D) with their regular general practice.
  • Triple bulk billing incentive for extended MBS telehealth consultations (Levels C, D, and E) for children under 16, pensioners, and concession card holders.
  • Enhanced care for those residing in residential aged care homes, including more frequent GP visits and improved care planning starting in August 2024.
  • Better coordination for frequent hospital visitors, ensuring they receive appropriate care through general practice from the 2024-25 financial year.

Who is eligible to register?

Patients can only be registered with one practice at a time.

To register in MyMedicare, patients must have either:

  • a Medicare card
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Veteran Card


Most patients will need to have 2 face-to-face visits recorded with the same practice in the previous 24 months to be eligible to register with that practice.

Exemptions from all eligibility requirements will apply to people who are facing hardship including people experiencing domestic and family violence and/or homelessness. A trusted practice or GP will be able to help with direct registration in MyMedicare.

How to register?


Patients can register for MyMedicare from 1 October 2023.

Don’t want to register? That is perfectly fine!

MyMedicare registration will not prevent patients from accessing care from other practices and health care providers.

Patients can complete registration in one of the following ways:

  • Patients can commence the registration process in their Medicare online services (Medicare Online Account or the Express Plus Medicare mobile application) and the practice staff can then accept or decline the registration in MyMedicare.
  • Practice staff can start the patient registration process in MyMedicare. The patient will then complete and provide consent for the registration in their Medicare online services.
  • Patients can fill out a paper-based registration form at the practice (or provided by their visiting GP) and sign the form to provide consent. The practice will then enter the patient’s registration details into the MyMedicare system to complete the registration.


Frequently Asking Questions (FAQs)

Please refer to the Department of Health and Aged Care website HERE.