Australia’s healthcare system
The Australian healthcare system can sometimes seem confusing. Learn more about the types of services available, and how you can access them.
The public and private hospital systems
Choosing between a private and a public hospital can be confusing. Find out how your choices for treatment and care can differ.
Primary health networks (PHNs)
Primary health networks (PHNs) were set up to improve patient care and to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of patient care. Learn more about the role of PHNs.
What care do I need?
There are many types of healthcare services and information available in Australia. Learn here how to find the right service at the right time.
The role of a GP
Your GP (general practitioner) is usually the first person to go to if you’re sick. GPs coordinate your healthcare - watch this video to learn more.
Getting the most out of your pharmacist
Pharmacists are qualified medicines experts who provide advice and counselling on products and general healthcare. Learn how community pharmacists can help you.
Costs of healthcare
Australia's healthcare system changes for services in different ways depending on the service you are looking for and your own circumstances. Find out more about how charges are levied and paid for.
Bulk billing for medical services
Bulk billing is when your doctor bills Medicare directly and accepts the Medicare benefit as full payment for their service.
Paying for mental health services
Mental health costs vary depending on where you are and what service you are provided. Learn more about the services and what the costs might be.
Travelling to your healthcare appointment
Travelling to receive healthcare can be complex, time-consuming and costly. Here's how to help reduce these burdens through good planning.