Australia’s excellent health system has benefited in recent years from massive investment in new hospitals and expanded health services. Services are provided by a mix of Commonwealth (national government), State Government and private healthcare providers.

Healthcare in Australia follows western traditions with a high level of technical and scientific skills used to prevent, examine and treat ill-health. Emphasis is placed on preventing disease through regular medical and dental checks, and good health habits.

​​Medicare is the publicly funded universal health scheme in Australia which offers free and subsidised public healthcare to Australian citizens, permanent residents and eligible visa holders. For information on Medicare​, visit the Department of Human Services website.

In Australia, the emergency services hotline is ‘000’.​

This section includes information on public and private hospitals, the public health service and medical assistance