The cards, which have been handed out in pharmacies across the country since mid-September, are valid for a maximum of two years and can be used for everything from prescription drugs to personal care products, such as shampoo and body lotion.
The cards are issued to Australians aged 16 and over who have been issued a Western Medicine card.
A doctor or nurse from the Western Medicine Service can also be issued a card if they have been trained in Western Medicine.
You can get one from a pharmacist, from a doctor’s office or from a medical practitioner.
What do you need to do to get one?
The cards are valid only for the period of validity, meaning you can use them in the past and have them issued for as long as you want.
They are valid at all licensed pharmacies, hospitals, dentists and doctors’ offices.
But you can also get them at other retailers, such a Walmart, as long they have a Western Medical card in the cardholders name.
There is no charge for the Western medicine cards.
How to use them: To use a Western medicine card, you will need to apply for it by filling in a form.
You will need the following: name, birthdate and date of birth of your child, or parent, or guardian