Healthcare in Australia Costs

In Australia when you visit a doctor you will in most cases be asked to pay a fee. It is important to mention that doctors can set their own consultation fees. Some doctors may charge $50, others $100. You should enquire with doctor’s surgeries in your area for accurate costs.

If you are privately insured your provider will reimburse you an amount dependent on your level of cover. If you see a doctor as a public patient, using the Medicare system, you will receive a rebate which is currently around $36. In both cases you would submit your payment receipt from your doctor to either your private insurer or Medicare and they would reimburse you at a later date (or on the spot if you attend a Medicare office). Some clinics will have a facility where you can be refunded on the spot.

Another service available in Australia is called Bulk Billing.