Australian Medical and Health Menu
An Introduction to Medicare – The Australian Public Health System
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: