MyMedicare opens for general practice registration 1 July 2023

MyMedicare aims to strengthen the relationship between patients, their general practice, general practitioner (GP) and primary care teams.

Registration in the MyMedicare system will be voluntary for practices, providers and patients.

The 2023–24 Budget invests $19.7 million over 4 years in MyMedicare. A further $39.8 million will be delivered over 4 years to support systems delivery through Services Australia.

From 1 July 2023, general practices can start getting ready for MyMedicare by being registered in Services Australia’s PRODA, HPOS and Organisation Register systems.

Practice registration will be available to practices that are accredited, or registered for accreditation, under the National General Practice Accreditation Scheme.

An accreditation exemption until 30 June 2025 is available to non-accredited practices (including sole providers) who deliver general practice services through mobile and outreach models, including to residential aged care, disability residential settings, First Nations Australians, rural Australia and homeless people.

From 1 October 2023 patients can register for MyMedicare. Patients must have a Medicare or Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Veteran card to register in MyMedicare. There will be options for patients to register online and or in-person at their registered practice. There will be further information on how patients register coming soon.

In preparation for the start of MyMedicare, information on what practices need to do to get ready for MyMedicare is available at the Department of Health and Aged Care website and the Services Australia Health Professional Education website.

The Department of Health has released a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about MyMedicare practice registration. The document includes information on ‘why should I register?’ as well as ‘do I have to register GP registrars and locums?’

View and download FAQ document.

For support in registering your practice, please contact CESPHN at: