I'm seeing a Rheumatologist for arthritis here in NZ and I'm on govt subsidised meds (Biologic called Enbrel) and Methotrexate. Is it very expensive to see specialists and does medicare help cover any of the costs? TIAread topic
Hi everyone! So the time has come where I have seen myself setting up to transfer from NZ to Aus. I have managed to secure a job while still in NZ in Sydney and I will be moving there this January 2019--fresh start! Now, I am wondering, as a NZ ...read topic
We will be travelling in Australia (mostly Queensland) for 4 - 6 months starting July. We thought just purchasing Ambulance Insurance Cover would be sensible as emergency hospital cover is automatically available. I have been unable to find this and hoped someone might be able to helpread topic
As a New Zealander moved to Australia, how can I still get my prescribed medicine while I am in Australia thxread topic
Do I need to live in Perth for a period of time before I can apply for an use a Medicare card? Will my pension still be paid by the NZ government?read topic
There are two different categories of NZ residents, permanent resident and just a resident. My French partner will apply for being a NZ resident while living in Australia, which is possible, if and when it is granted, will she be eligible for Medicare? Has anyone heard of this situation before? ...read topic
I want to know Cancer coverage by medicare for Australian Permanent Resident. Can you tell me as to what is covered and what is not? Appreciate your help. I live in Sydney.read topic
Hi, My partner has been living and working in Australia for 9 mths and I a wanting to join him. My dilemma is I am a haemodialysis home patient and need dialysis treatment while I'm there, I am considering anything at this stage so I was wondering if anyone had ...read topic
Hi. I'm 13 weeks away from having a baby. But we were hoping to move before I have the baby. My husband is a New Zealand citizen and I'm on a NZ permanent residency visa. We also have five children, but we wanted to know if I'm able to have ...read topic
My partner has chronic obstructive pluminary disease. Will we be allowed to live in Australia and will Medicare cover this?.read topic
His leg has become infected spreading to lymph nodes. Had an op last night. Is he covered for this?read topic
We are based in Auckland, and will be moving to Sydney in April. I know I can ask ADHB for all my medical records, and I can possibly also get that from our GP. Should we get these and carry with us to give to our new GP in Australia ...read topic
Moving to Australia with thyroid disease (hashimotos). experience of care, medication synthroid, WTE?
I have Hashimotos and i am thinking of moving to Australa. If anyone has thyroid disease, how good is the treatment there, lab only or holistic? Do you need to go private to get WTE, can you get synthroid? What is the cist like in medicare? I. currently see a ...read topic
We are wanting to move to Australia for our daughter, she is 2, to get a kidney transplant quicker, she is on dialysis 12hrs per day. Just be a long wait in NZ on the list. Just wondering whether we would be covered by Medicare I assume?? If I apply ...read topic
We have a daughter with a Cochlear Implant and am trying to find out if we are eligible for paid ongoing care and habilitation for her when we move to Australia. I have emailed the Hear & Say Centre in Australia but have not yet had a reply so trying ...read topic
Hi there, I have a little girl with speech problems and borderline autism. I have been told that we might not be able to move there because of this. We could go on a holiday but cannot stay permanently. Is this true? Has anyone else moved from NZ to Australia ...read topic
Is your income covered in an accident in Australia , or do you need insurance e.g, car crash, slipping in the shower etc.
I have heard that it's not, but I can't find anything online to confirm.read topic
Can anyone tell me what is involved in applying for Medicare? I'm just after an indication of what it is like in practice - the documentation requirements etc. Thanks :)read topic
Hello, I have moved to Australia and am looking to apply for a Medicare card. It implies on the their website that they require documents from another country and that they have to be "certified" documents. I am found that most documents are being emailed these days in NZ and ...read topic
I doubt Australian govt welcomes foriegner (esp. children) with disability in its territory because it is gonna cost them heaps to care for them. So I guess it is free for non-disabled kiwi kids to enrol at Australian school whereas it is not free for the disabled. I ALSO heard ...read topic
Hello, silly questions, in NZ, we don't pay for the healthcare system, in AUS once we have applied medicare, do we have to pay the Levy? and how does it get charged? do we notify work once we have applied for Medicare? also how is the special levy gets charged? ...read topic
We are looking at shifting to Australia, however our daughter is type 1 diabetic and we would like to know if diabeties is covered under Medicare, eg insulin.read topic
My son is dealing with a life threatening illness, he has lived in Australia for 17 months and will need financial assistance once he leaves hospital until he gets back to work. Anyone know what is available.read topic
hi, My Australian husband and I are looking to move to Australia at the end of the year, from Switzerland. We would like to start trying for a baby but are worried that it's not a good idea financially. I have a spouse visa and I'm currently working full time ...read topic
NZ Citizen on dialysis looking to move to Australia. Is a medicare number needed for dialysis treatment at public hospital?
Can't get medicare number till he arrives but yet hospital asking for medicare number. Can't wait till gets medicare as needs dialysis treatment 3 days a week and can't risk having him sit there in limbo waiting for medicare number.read topic
I am an NZ citizen but my husband isn't. He has a temporary resident visa that allows him to work, live and study for 5 years in Australia. We want to move to Brisbane in the next 3 months. The site has a lot of very helpful information. If anyone ...read topic
I am a NZ Citizen on a disability pension. When I move to Australia will I still get my disability pension?read topic
I was doing PhD at The University of Sydney. During early days I faced some medical conditions and managed to pay heavy amount of medical bills through OSHC. However, few bills like pharmaceutical I couldn't pay because I didn't receive the bills due to change of apartment. I had once ...read topic
Hi, We are living in Australia from the last 7 months and my wife is on subclass 461 visa ( NZ dependent visa). Since she is on subclass 461, she is not eligible for Medicare facilities also since we took medical insurance last Sept only, so medical insurance team is ...read topic
I am currently on the NZ Invalids Benefit. I understand under the reciprical agreement between NZ & Australia that I am able to continue getting this in Australia when I move (I have family in Australia). I would love some advice from anyone who has gone through this transition from ...read topic
Could I get medical support to give a birth even tho I don't have a pr visa, because my husband is a New Zealand citizen? We are planning to move to Australia to live and my husband will be subclass 444 holder. Is it possible to give a birth [with ...read topic
I receive weekly payments from ACC in New Zealand. If I move to Australia do I keep getting these payments?read topic
I lived in Australia back in 2001. Will my tax number and Medicare number still be valid, or do I apply again?
Hi there. We currently live in Germany, but my husband may have the opportunity to work in Australia. I am Malaysian, but both my children have German passports while my husband has German and NZ passport. I am told we need to apply for Aussie PR to be able to ...read topic
At the moment I get home support carers for 4 hours for my disabled partner. He can walk, they help to get him to gym and assist him in cooking, and get him to his doctors appointments or other activities.read topic
My son receives medication for his ADHD and I am on anti-depression medication. At the moment we receive these with a subsidy. Would we still qualify for this in Australia as NZ Citizens?read topic
(Not travel insurance from NZ)?read topic
Hi, In NZ we get some specialist care and surgery free under ACC. e.g. I've had many sports injuries over the years. One resulted in a chronic back problem that I have been seeing a specialist for and had minor surgery for. Without ACC this would've cost me thousands, with ...read topic
She is able to pay for her own carer's if needed, just wondering if she would be allowed to come to OZ with this condition, thanks in advanceread topic
I moved to Australia a few years ago and had no knowledge of private health insurance and also couldn't afford it but when i joined a big company i signed up for private health insurance provided by the company but because i did not have health insurance within a year ...read topic
We are in the process of moving to Sydney. Our youngest child has had all her moulds etc done and are due back for her final consult before having her braces applied. The cost is approx $8000.00. How does this compare to prices in Australia, do you think we should ...read topic
Hi there...In December 2011 My family and I booked our flights to move to Emerald Queensland on March the 9th 2012 ...Two weeks later our 10 year old son was diagnosed with Aqute Rheumatic heart fever...To this day he is still in hospital care...Doctors have told us that he is ...read topic
I have a child who is on medication full time. How would I go about getting medication for him in Australia? Will I need letters from my New Zealand GP?
Where can we look up good schools in Brisbane? We will be moving to the Ipswich/Brassall area. Your site has been an EXCELLENT help so far!read topic
We are moving to melbourne next year. Our 8 yo Daughter has down syndrome and attends a main stream school with the support of a funded teacher aide. Will she be entitled to something similar under this recipricol agreement between the countries?read topic
I'm a student going to Australia for postgraduate study and was wondering if anyone has got a Health Care Card? The eligibility requirements are: --- You need to be living in Australia and be: in Australia, and an Australian resident, or the holder of a special category visa—that is a ...read topic
I am a New Zealand citizen, my wife is a New Zealand permanent resident. We are moving to Australia - if my wife falls pregnant, will Medicare cover pregnancy costs?read topic
Can you access medications for a specific condition when moving to Australia?read topic
Hi, my son has just turned 1 and was born with cerebal palsy. We have pediatric appointments every 8 weeks and attend an early intervention centre every week. Are these services available to us in Brisbane??read topic
As a Kiwi citizen moving to Australia, can one get cancer treatment whilst living there and an invalids benefit?
I have advanced breast cancer and have to have treatments every 3 weeks for the rest of my life. I have met a lovely person who lives in Aussie and we would like to pursue a relationship. In order to do this, I am the one that has to move. ...read topic
We just moved from NZ and our daughter is due for her 15 month immunisation. Can we still get it here in Australia for free?
Hi, we are Kiwis and may be moving to Australia (Brisbane area), however I need IVF. What is the waiting list like for IVF? How much rebate will I get with Medicare? Is there a cut-off age for IVF? Can we have as much IVF as we want and still ...read topic
What is the best way for me to get to Australia asap? I have NZ residency, my husband is Australian living in NZ for all his life. Can we apply for family assistance straight away?read topic
I'm receiving the disability pension. Can I move to Australia on a holiday visa and keep my pension?
Me and my boyfriend want to move to Australia for a year but I'm receiving the disability pension. He wants to go and work but won't go without me. I was wondering if I could go on a holiday visa and keep my disability pension??read topic
I lived in Australia in 1998 for one year and then moved back to Adelaide in 2008. Are my tax file number and Medicare card still valid?
I am wanting to know how we can ensure we have no problems getting prescriptions for the medicine that both my daughter and partner must take every day. How can we find specialists to monitor their conditions? In New Zealand they see a Pediatrician and Liver specialist.read topic
I have a parent who is being taken care of full time in a dementia care unit. If I wish to have him come across to Australia with me, how will that work?read topic
My wife and I will be moving to Melbourne in a few months to become residents. Because of a medical condition, I am required to take two different types of doctor-prescribed pills per day for the rest of my life. I will of course be bringing these pills into the ...read topic
We have 2 kids, one with a disability. Do you know if you get more disability entitlements in Australia than in New Zealand?read topic
Hi, We are NZ citizens planning to move to Melbourne. I have a 5-year-old boy who has Down's Syndrome. Will we be eligible to apply for permanent residency in Australia? What kind of facilities are available there for children with Down's Syndrome?read topic
My husband is on medication for MS, one of which is expensive. Would we be able to get these drugs in Australia?
I am an Australian Citizen wishing to bring my incapacitated father (a New Zealand citizen) to Australia. What benefits will he be able to get and will Medicare help out?
My father has had a stroke and has aphasia and is unable to communicate, as well as being paralysed. My mother is the full time carer. He is 60 and has been in NZ over 20 years. Will Medicare help out with subsidised medications, and will I be able to ...read topic