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Health care for visitors to Australia

The Australian Government has reciprocal health care arrangements with some countries. Visitors may access limited subsidised health care for conditions that require immediate attention.

Medicare Australia has more information on this topic.


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Last reviewed: March 2012

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The Australian Government has reciprocal health care arrangements with some countries which entitles visitors to limited subsidised health care for conditions that require immediate attention.



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