Pmckin14

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    Hi All

     

    We are arriving in Adelaide on the 19th Jan but will be staying in Brisbane 2 weeks prior to that, so trying to write out a list of things we can do before we get to Adelaide such as collecting bank cards, tax file numbers. Does anyone know can we sort out medicare cards in a different state or do we need to wait untill we get to Adelaide?

     

    Thanks in advance :biggrin:

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    Hi All

     

    We are arriving in Adelaide on the 19th Jan but will be staying in Brisbane 2 weeks prior to that, so trying to write out a list of things we can do before we get to Adelaide such as collecting bank cards, tax file numbers. Does anyone know can we sort out medicare cards in a different state or do we need to wait untill we get to Adelaide?

     

    Thanks in advance :biggrin:

     

    Medicare is a Commonwealth service so it shouldn't matter where you are when you apply. Best to check online though - http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/subjects/medicare-services

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    Hi there,

     

    When we first moved here we lived in Melbourne for a year and therefore registered for Medicare there, never made any difference when we moved to Adelaide. It's a federal thing rather than state so although it's best to check, I reckon you'll be ok.

     

    The only thing I can think is that they post the Medicare cards out to you, so might need an address you can rely on for a few weeks? It's the same with the TFN's.

     

    Good luck with the move!

     

    Emma

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