Get more Tax Back! Medicare Exemption

Medicare Exempt? You could get more tax back!

Medicare Levy What’s That?
When people work in Australia and earn over $20,896 they will be charged what’s called Medicare Levy- this Levy covers the cost of Australian health care.

How do I claim this additional refund?
If you are from a country which does not have a reciprocal health agreement with Australia you should be eligible to not pay the levy.
You will know you are from one of these countries if you were not able to get a Medicare Card whilst your were here.

To get your hands on this additional money, you need to hit the button below, print out and complete the form and post it off…

What you need to include in your application:

  • Completed application form (we have already answered some questions for you)
  • Print out of your visa confirmation email from immigration – if you had multiple visas please include all of them.
  • Certified copy of your passport (photo page and all Australian arrival stamps). Take a photo copy of the relevant pages and bring the passport and the copy to a police station, library, local council or our Shop and ask for JP to certify the copies.

Please put the above documents in an envelope and post them to:
Levy Exemption Certification Unit
Department of Human Services
GPO Box 9822
Hobart TAS 7001

The entire process will take about 3 months.
If you have any questions please hit reply and ask away…

2 Responses to “Get more Tax Back! Medicare Exemption”

  1. Nicolas

    What about if during this period i have changed my visa and the last 2 months of the financial year i got access to medicare but i didnt do it (because i have forgotten)

    • Yulia Spilna

      Hi Nicolas
      Thank you for your enquiry.
      When you will fill in Medicare exemption application form, it will ask you to put all your dates in.
      Medicare assessment unit will assess your entitlement based on that information.
      If you need some help to apply for your Medicare exemption please let us know.


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