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Reviewed and updated 3 April 2024

In this Guide, we provide an overview of Medicare in Australia, as well as answer your most common questions.

Medicare is Australia’s universal health scheme, which means you can receive a wide range of medical treatments for free or at low cost.

This Guide explains:

  • how Medicare operates
  • the Medicare Safety Net
  • how Medicare interacts with private health insurance
  • how to manage your Medicare.

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