Healthcare in Melbourne

Healthcare in Melbourne is governed by the same hybrid public-private sector service provision that is found in Australia as a whole.

Expats who are eligible to take advantage of the public system, Medicare, will find that certain aspects are left uncovered. The private system fills in the gaps accordingly. These extras can be incredibly expensive without coverage though, and for this reason even expat permanent residents who are eligible for Medicare should take out additional private health insurance.

Recommended hospitals in Melbourne

Here is a list of recommended hospitals in Melbourne:


The Alfred

Address: 55 Commercial Road, Prahran


Austin Hospital

Address: 145 Studley Road, Heidelburg


The Melbourne Clinic

Address: 130 Church Street, Richmond


Melbourne Private Hospital

Address: Royal Parade, Parkville


Melbourne Royal Hospital

Address: 300 Grattan Street, Parkville


The Royal Children's Hospital

Address: 50 Flemington Road, Parkville


St Vincent's Hospital

Address: 41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy

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