Visitors from overseas, are not covered under Australia’s Medicare system for medical or hospital expenses.
*Visitors from the United Kingdom, Sweden, Belgium, Finland, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Slovenia, the Republic of Ireland and New Zealand have a reciprocal health care arrangement with Australia and can receive immediate necessary treatment in the public health system but aren’t otherwise entitled to benefits.
This means that if you need medical attention while you are visiting Australia you could find yourself substantially out of pocket. Without health cover you can find yourself responsible
You can purchase cover for visitors to Australia from some health funds and some general insurers based in Australia. You can also opt to be covered by insurance policies issued in other countries. Remember, if you are on a 457 Visa, 485 Visa or a student visa you need to purchase the type and level of health insurance specified by your visa conditions.
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