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​​​​​​​​Medicare

The Commonwealth Government’s health care system (Medicare) covers all Australian citizens, permanent residents and citizens of New Zealand for free.

It also covers subsidised treatment by health professionals and hospital care.
More information is available from the Department of Human Services website​.

 

WA Health

WA Health is Western Australia’s public health system. Visit their Services search page to access health and community services provided by WA Health (and some services offered by others). Services include:

  • hospitals (public and private);

  • community health services;

  • Aboriginal health services;

  • mental health services;

  • public health services;

  • disaster preparedness management;

  • alcohol and drug services;

  • child health; and

  • dental services.

 

Private health insurance

Temporary visa holders should arrange private health insurance before their arrival in Australia. Restricted access to Medicare is available to some temporary visa holders from countries where Australia has a reciprocal hea​l​th care agreement​.

To compare private health funds and find further information for visitors and temporary residents, visit the PrivateHeal​th.gov.au website​.

The Commonwealth Government provides an income tested rebate to help people meet the cost of private health insurance. For more information, visit the
Department of Health website​.

News

Advice on visas relating to COVID-19

21 May 2020

Migration Services is unable to answer enquiries directly relating to your visa. 

For visa enquiries please contact the Department of Home Affairs on 131 881 or visit their website at immi.homeaffairs.gov.au

For enquiries related to COVID-19 you can visit the dedicated 'COVID-19 and the border' pages.  

Fun Fact
Perth has the largest inner city park in the world – Kings Park. Yes, bigger even than New York's Central Park!