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Healthcare

Private Healthcare

Healthcare

Private Healthcare

  For non-Australian residents Depending on the type of visa you have and your country of origin, you may be required to take private health insurance as part of your visa conditions: If you are on work visa (e.g. 457), you may be required to take out Overseas Visitors Health Cover (OVHC) unless you are from one of the countries with reciprocal healthcare agreement with[...]

Public Healthcare (Medicare)

Healthcare

Public Healthcare (Medicare)

  The public health system is called Medicare and is available to Australian citizens, permanent residents, and overseas visitors from countries that have a reciprocal healthcare agreement with Australia. Medicare provides you with access to medical and hospital services in Australia and usually covers free or subsidised treatments by healthcare professionals like doctors, specialists and allied health professionals, and in some instances subsidised medicines.  [...]