If you are on a 482 TSS visa or a PR visa and from UK, Sweden, Belgium, Finland, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Slovenia, the Republic of Ireland, or New Zealand you qualify for the Reciprocal Health Care Agreement in Australia. This means that you are eligible to receive immediate necessary medical treatment from the Australian public health care system.
 

Things You Need to Know about Reciprocal Health Care Agreement.

  1. Reciprocal agreements for medicare are assessed case by case.
  2. You can't apply for Medicare until you are physically present in Australia.
  3. If your country is listed above and you have applied for a 482 visa you will still need to arrange private health insurance to meet the 482 visa requirements.
  4. Once you are in Australia and have secured your medicare you can then ask for an exemption from DIAC.
  5. Reciprocal medicare agreements are usually limited to immediate necessary medical treatments, as in emergency care. It is a good idea to still supplement your medicare with private insurance.

Australia's Medicare Levy

You will have to pay Australia's Medicare Levy Surcharge if:

  • You are from a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement country and eligible for a medicare card in Australia.
  • Earn over $80,000 (single income) or $160,000 (family income).
  • Do not have private hospital cover.

Medicare Levy Surcharge is an additional 1% on top of the 1.5% Medicare Levy. You can purchase private Reciprocal Health Coverage from an insurance provider to eliminate this surcharge.

International Moving Companies Near You

What are you taking to Australia when you move? Do you know yet?

The truth is you don’t need to know right now, for sure, what’s going with you.

But you do have to get a shipping quote ASAP, especially now.

Why? Because international moving companies need to schedule your move to Australia far in advance, some ask for 6 months in advance. Yes, COVID has changed everything, including international shipping.

When filling out the form below…

  1. You don’t need a street address for where you’re moving to, only the city and country. What they really want to know is the main shipping port.
  2. Moving date is an estimate. You don’t need exact dates right now. Go with your best guess.
  3. Estimate volume is an estimate. Don’t bother with calculating your volume. Use one of the estimates below for your estimated volume.
    • Studio or 1 Bedroom —> 20 m3
    • 2 Bedroom —> 25 m3
    • 3 Bedroom —> 30 m3
    • 4 Bedroom or 3 Bedroom + Car —> 50 m3
  4. Use your “real” contact details for BOTH phone and email. Yes, the form is secure. If you don’t use your real contact details, then they can’t get in touch with you for your quote. Makes sense, right?