Whatever your situation and the reason for your stay in Australia for more or less time: a new position, a new job opportunity, an internship, a university exchange or simply a vacation, it is important to think about to make sure. What do you need to know about the health care system in Australia?
Australia’s health care system for foreigners
Australia’s social security system is based on an annual income tax. Every Australian resident is entitled to this social security plan. It covers several areas including:
- Old age
- Family benefits
Each family must pay a budget based on its resources and income. This budget is calculated by Centrelink. Most of these benefits are open without a working time condition. Some Visa owners may also qualify for the Australian health plan even if they are not residents. For more information, visit the Australian Embassy in France.
Do I need health insurance in Australia?
Health care costs in Australia are very high, so it’s important to cover yourself well in case of a glitch. As an expatriate in Australia (for example, if you are going to open a bakery in Australia), you will be considered a resident of the country. As such, you will be entitled to the Australian health plan. However, you need to take out supplementary Australia insurance to cover the full cost of the disaster. In addition, the purchase of health insurance Australia allows you to benefit from repatriation insurance in France, civil liability and care practiced in institutions other than public hospitals or clinics in the country.
What health insurance for Australia?
Expatriate Health Insurance in Australia
The Mondassur GoldExpat insurance policy, which can be offered in 3 offers depending on your situation, your needs and your budget, allows you to benefit, among other things, from the following benefits:
- Supporting your health care costs in the private sector
- Repatriation to France or a neighbouring country in the case of major interventions
- You can choose the doctor and health facilities of your choice
- Health coverage still valid during your temporary returns to France.
It is possible to purchase expat health insurance from Australia. However, it is strongly advised to do so before you leave France, in order to benefit from the benefits as soon as possible. For more information about our GoldExpat formulas, please contact us by email or phone, we’ll be happy to help.
Student Health Insurance in Australia
Mondassur offers various formulas designed specifically for international mobility students, whether as part of an internship or a university exchange: Junior International and Premium Access. Important services to consider include: a 24/7 medical assistance platform, direct payment in case of hospitalization, reimbursement of medical expenses at 100% of the actual costs, repatriation assistance, personal liability. These contracts also allow you to be covered during possible trips or excursions outside Italy.
Travel insurance in Australia
Depending on the criteria you are looking for, our advisors will help you find international health insurance that suits your needs and budget. Ask for a free online quote today!