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An Introduction to Medicare – The Australian Public Health System

Emergency Medical

For an Ambulance for Life threatening emergencies:

dial 000 (triple Zero)

Otherwise, for immediate professional advice from Qualified Nurses, on how urgent a health concern is and what to do about it, call one of these emergency call centres:


call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) a similar system to the UK’s NHS Direct.



60 60 24a phone service that provides immediate, expert health advice from a registered nurse, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from anywhere in Victoria.

Other parts of Australia

healthdirect Australia: 1800 022 222



Healthdirect Australia is part of the National Health Call Centre Network (NHCCN).

The Australian Government and the Governments of ACT, NSW, NT, SA & WA jointly own and fund this network

In an emergency, and if you can’t get to a Doctor, then go to the local Hospitals Accident & Emergency department.

Hospital waiting lists in Queensland

Launched on March 25th 2010, the “Your hospital” website, gives patients a snapshot of 27 public facilities throughout Queensland.

Returning to the UK for Health Treatment

Have you been living outside the UK for more than 3 months?

Did you know that you may have to pay for hospital treatment whilst here?

Guidance on eligibility:

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Chemists in Australia

Chemists in Australia

Chemists and Pharmacists in Australia Australia has over 5,000 pharmacies in the country, with many of them being part of National Chains. A report in 2014 stated that only 12 per cent of Australian pharmacies are completely independent. Some of the major pharmacies offer an online service, and some offer free delivery, although often with …

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