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Register your donation decision online today

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Registering on the Australian Organ Donor Register is important because it leaves your family in no doubt of your decision to become a donor.

Registration matters. In 2015, 91% of families agreed to donation proceeding where their family member was a registered donor. This drops to just 52% if the deceased was not registered and the family had no prior knowledge of their wishes. 

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How to register your decision

To register your decision to become an organ and tissue donor:

Online
•    For existing myGov account users, register via your Medicare Online Account or by downloading the Express Plus Medicare mobile app – no paperwork needed!
or
•    Register online at donorregister.gov.au 

By printed form
•    Download, complete and mail the New registration or update my details form

Why do I need to register?

The Australian Organ Donor Register is the only national register for people to record their decision about becoming an organ and tissue donor for transplantation after death. Joining the register is voluntary and you can elect which organs and tissues you are willing to donate. 

The national Register provides a record of a person's donation decision for families and clinicians ensures in the event of their death. This decision can be verified 24 hours a day, seven days a week by authorised personnel anywhere in Australia.

More than 1,500 Australians are waiting at any one time for a life-saving transplant. One organ and tissue donor can save and transform the lives of many.

If you’re willing to one day save lives as an organ and tissue donor today, register your donation decision online today. 

It’s also important to share your donation decision with your family and to ask and know their decisions.

Think you are already registered?

•    Except for South Australia, you can no longer register a donation decision via your driver’s licence. The last to close was the New South Wales Roads and Maritime Services register in November 2012.

•    If you think you have previously registered via your driver’s licence, you need to check and update your registration details online by using your Medicare online account through myGov, or by downloading and returning the New registration or update my details form.

•    If you previously registered directly on the Australian Organ Donor Register, it is also important to check that your details are current. You can do this via your myGov Medicare online account or by downloading and returning the New registration or update my details form.

More information about the Australian Organ Donor Register

The Australian Organ Donor Register is administered by the Department of Human Services.

You must be 16 years or older to register your donation decision on the Register. 

Even if you have previously registered your decision elsewhere (for example by ticking a box on your driver’s licence renewal) it is still important that you register on the Donor Register. The Donor Register is the only national register and details can be linked to your Medicare number.

The national Donor Register not for registering decisions about donating organs and tissue for scientific research purposes or for the manufacture of biological medical products. For information regarding these processes, contact your local state health department.

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DISCOVER

the facts about organ and
tissue donation

  • Frequently asked questions
  • Understanding donation

DECIDE

and register on the Australian
Organ Donor Register

  • Register your decision

DISCUSS

your donation decision with family and friends

  • Who needs to know?
  • How to start the discussion