We did ours at a centrelink and got our numbers there and then on a temporary print out and had to wait for our cards in the post. Maybe you could find out from a centrelink what your numbers are quicker if you need them?
Thank you Jen, that's really helpful. We are in the Mandurah area.
When we registered for Medicare they sent an email saying that it can take 6 weeks for our number to come through, so hopefully it will not be that long as we will need a GP for medication.
Hi, and welcome.
If you go to healthengine.com.au you can search for a gp in your area, some have reviews. Once you've found one, just go in and ask to register and they'll give you a form to fill in. You'll need your medicare number.
You don't have to do it in advance, you can register when you go in for your first appointment, and you can see different GPS at different practices. You'd just need to fill out a new form.
There may be a Facebook community group for your suburb, you could ask for recommendations on there.
Hope this helps