If you plan to live or work in one of the countries of mutual agreement, the information contained in the links below may not apply. New Zealanders living in Australia permanently or in the long term may eventually receive free emergency care and some medical services under a mutual health agreement. You must ensure that you have adequate travel and health insurance to cover your stay in these places. There are a number of services that are not publicly funded, and these are different from country to country. Since none of the reciprocal agreements offer full coverage, travellers should purchase comprehensive travel insurance, including health insurance. Australia has a mutual health agreement with the UK, which means that UK residents are able to get some health services free of charge while visiting Australia. When a person receives services as part of the mutual agreement, they cannot register with a primary health organization (PHA). You should receive the same health grants as a New Zealand citizen who visits a family doctor as a casual patient when the doctor has decided that the condition requires immediate attention. You can register with a family doctor and you must receive an NHI number if they do not have one yet. If you exchange the words “UK” or “Southern” for “New Zealand” and “New Zealand” for “Uk” or “Australian” in the corresponding summaries above, you will see what the agreements on the rights of New Zealand citizens and state-of-residence owners in those countries say. Copies of mutual health agreements established in New Zealand legislation are linked below: Medicare (external link) is the health system funded by Australian public funds. More information about mutual agreement on public health can be found on this site or by email [email protected]. You can also call Medicare directly on 0061 2 9895 3333.

You`ll find some basic tips on health care and hospitals in the islands on the GOV. UK website and on the official Turkish and Caicos Island tourism website. New Zealand and Australia have a mutual health agreement, which means that New Zealand citizens travelling to Australia are entitled to limited subsidized health services for the necessary medical care during a visit to Australia. The mutual health agreement includes necessary medical treatment. The necessary medical treatment is any illness or injury that occurs while you are in Australia and requires treatment before returning home. We also recommend that you purchase appropriate insurance coverage for the duration of your trip. Mutual health agreements do not replace the need for private travel health insurance. (2) Note that the United Kingdom considers “temporary stay” to be a stay of up to six months.