Reciprocal Health Care Agreements

About reciprocal health care agreements

These are agreements with some countries where visitors can get publicly funded medically necessary care.

Countries we have an agreement with

We have agreements with:

If you live in Australia

You can get help with costs for medically necessary care when you visit any of those countries.

This includes:

  • emergency care
  • care for an illness or injury that can’t wait till you get home
You still need to get your own travel health insurance.

In this section

Visiting Belgium

The Reciprocal Health Care Agreement (RHCA) we have with Belgium may cover some of your medical costs in the Belgian public health system.

Visiting Finland

The Reciprocal Health Care Agreement (RHCA) we have with Finland may cover some of your medical costs in the Finnish public health system.

Visiting Italy

The Reciprocal Health Care Agreement (RHCA) we have with Italy may cover some of your medical costs in the Italian public health system.

Visiting Malta

The Reciprocal Health Care Agreement (RHCA) we have with Malta may cover some of your medical costs in Malta’s public health system.

Visiting the Netherlands

The Reciprocal Health Care Agreement (RHCA) we have the Netherlands may cover some of your medical costs in the Netherlands public health system.

Visiting New Zealand

The Reciprocal Health Care Agreement (RHCA) we have with New Zealand may cover some of your medical costs in the New Zealand public health system.

Visiting Norway

The Reciprocal Health Care Agreement (RHCA) we have with Norway may cover some of your medical costs in Norway’s public health system.

Visiting the Republic of Ireland

The Reciprocal Health Care Agreement (RHCA) we have with Ireland may cover some of your medical costs in the Irish public health system.

Visiting Slovenia

The Reciprocal Health Care Agreement (RHCA) we have with Slovenia may cover some of your medical costs in the Slovenian public health system.

Visiting Sweden

The Reciprocal Health Care Agreement (RHCA) we have with Sweden may cover some of your medical costs in the Swedish public health system.

Visiting the United Kingdom

The Reciprocal Health Care Agreement (RHCA) we have with the United Kingdom (UK) may cover some of your medical costs in the UK public health system.

Page last updated: 22 August 2018