Healthcare in Australia – Information and Services in Australia

  • The emergency phone number for Ambulance, Fire or Police in Australia is 000.


  • Health Direct Australia provides a range of free health services including telephone hotlines for free medical advice and a search function for nearby health services including emergency departments, pharmacies, psychologists and general dental. You can find them online or free call 1800 022 222 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


  • For information on hospitals in Australia you can visit an Australian Government website called MyHospitals.


  • If you are new to Australia, the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship provides a short overview of the Australian health system and the financial assistance that is available.


  • Information on services and assistance provided by the Australian Government is available at the Department of Health website.


  • The Department of Human Services website provides in depth information on a range of services including those provided by Centrelink, Medicare and the Australian Taxation Office.


  • Further information on State and Territory services is available at the following websites:
    • NSW Health website
    • Queensland Health website
    • SA Health and Wellbeing website
    • Department of Health VIC
    • Government of Western Australia Department of Health

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