Category 3: Not entitled to Medicare benefits

You are exempt from paying the Medicare levy if you:

  • were a temporary resident and you did not have any dependants or they were all in an exemption category for that period
  • were not an Australian citizen

To claim an exemption you must have a Medicare Entitlement StatementExternal Link from the Department of Human Services. A letter from Medicare is not sufficient.

Last modified: 31 Aug 2016QC 27038