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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

Commencing in the 2022-23 program year people residing overseas are now eligible to be considered for Western Australia (WA) State nomination. 

The 2022-23 program year will also provide candidates the opportunity to access an expanded, more extensive, Graduate occupation list under the Graduate stream. 

For more information visit the 2022-23 State nomination requirements page

Fun Fact
Western Australia is three and a half times as big as Texas (USA) and the British Isles would fit into it six times.