Why do I need to register?

Joining the Australian Organ Donor Register is important. It leaves your family in no doubt of your decision about becoming an organ and tissue donor when you die.

The Australian Organ Donor Register is the only national register for people to record their decision about donating organs and tissues for transplantation after death.

The national Register provides a record of a person’s donation decision for families and clinicians in the event of their death and can only be accessed by Authorised Medical Personnel to confirm your donation decision.

More than 1,300 Australians are on wait lists at any one time for a life-saving transplant. One organ and tissue donor can save and transform the lives of 10 or more people.

If you are willing to one day save lives as an organ and tissue donor, please register your donation decision online today. It only takes a minute or two, all you need is your Medicare Card number.

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

If you previously recorded a donation decision on your state driver’s licence, you still need to join the Australian Organ Donor Register.

South Australia is the only state where residents can record a donation decision via their driver’s licence.

Make your decision count.
Register today.

One organ and tissue donor can save and transform the lives of ten or more people.
Nine in ten families agree to donation when their loved one is a registered donor.
Join the Australian Organ Donor Register today to record your willingness to one day save lives.

Think you previously registered as an organ donor on your driver’s licence?

Other ways to register

You can also join the Australian Organ Donor Register on the following channels, where you can specify which organs and/or tissues you are willing to donate.

DHS website

Online form

You can register via the Department of Human Services website



Register using your existing myGov account



Register or update your details via the Express Plus Medicare app

Printed form

Printed form

Download and post a new registration or update my details form