What are the Medicare card types?
Australian resident card (green card)
The cards are issued to Australian citizens and permanent Australian residents.
Reciprocal health care agreement – RHCA (yellow card)
RHCA cards are issued to residents of the countries that the Australian Government has agreement with. Visitors are covered for the duration of their approved visit to Australia.
Interim card (blue card)
An interim card is issued to people eligible for Medicare benefits based on their application for permanent residency or covered under a Ministerial Order.
The eligibility for Medicare benefits is not limited; however, coverage is limited to a specified period of time. Eligibility is valid until the date shown in the bottom right corner of the card.