Healthcare in Melbourne is governed by the same hybrid public-private sector service provision found in Australia as a whole. The national health service, known as Medicare, can be used by permanent visa holders. Those with temporary visas aren't eligible for Medicare and we advise that expats in this position invest in comprehensive health insurance.

Still, even expats who are eligible to take advantage of the public system will find that certain aspects of healthcare aren't covered. The private system fills in the gaps accordingly. These extras can be incredibly expensive without coverage, and for this reason, even permanent residents who are eligible for Medicare may wish to take out additional private health insurance.

Below are some of Melbourne's major hospitals.

Hospitals in Melbourne

The Alfred
Address: 55 Commercial Rd, Melbourne

Austin Hospital
Address: 145 Studley Road, Heidelburg

Epworth Freemasons
Address: 109 Albert Street, East Melbourne

Cabrini Malvern
Address: 181-183 Wattletree Road, Malvern

St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
Address: 41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy

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