It must be:
- necessary medical care that can’t wait till you get home
- within 2 years after you arrive.
- hospital care
- maternity services
What it doesn’t cover
It doesn’t cover:
- care from a GP or other primary care
- the full cost of medicines a GP prescribes - you’ll pay part of the cost of these
- ambulance travel.
Your travel insurance may cover these and other extra costs.
What to do
Be ready to show your passport and Medicare card.
Read how to prove you’re eligible.
Where to find out more
You can read more about New Zealand’s reciprocal health agreements with Australia on the Ministry of Health website.