Health, wellbeing and medical issues

This page includes information on Medicare and private health insurance, as well as links to organisations dealing with health and medical issues. 

Australian health system

The Australian health system provides safe and affordable health care for all Australians. It is jointly run by all levels of Australian government—federal, State, territory, and local.

In Western Australia, the public health system includes:

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Medicare is a Commonwealth Government program available to Australian and New Zealand citizens, permanent residents in Australia, and people from countries with reciprocal agreements.

Information about Medicare can be accessed from the Services Australia website.

Private health insurance

Private health insurance information can be accessed from the Compare Private Health Insurance website. 

More information on health and wellbeing can be accessed from the following organisations list:

Page reviewed 28 October 2020