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Old 04-10-2013, 10:12 PM
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Originally Posted by kangaroogirl View Post
I found this - a Brit site that compares travel insurance companies
Many thanks. I'm now in Melbourne and enjoying Aus beautiful weather.

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Hi all
yes unfortunately here you have to pay even though you have the health card, in Australia even the Australians have to pay but they do get about half of it returned when they visit the Dr, which is rightly 60 dollars. Its very very expensive here, if you do come over on a holiday I would recommend going to asda or the one pound shops and stocking up on panadols, cold and flu, beechams, and most defiantly mossies' repellent and antiseptic cream, oh and sun lotion. These things cost an absolute fortune, example a box of panadols we buy for a quid is 18 dollars here, sun tan lotion we can buy for a couple of quid is 30 dollars here, it is so expensive.
You could always check out the post office or even your travel insurance at least if some thing did happen god forbid you will get the money back, but remember most insurances in the uk will only cover you for between 3-6 months, unless you go private like bupa for example.

i wish to see the smiles of loved ones reunited after months of waiting, god bless you all

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One of the main dangers for people visiting Australia, and indeed those looking to move there permanently, is the fact that very often we assume a like-for-like situation with regards to healthcare.

The situation in the UK is made slightly more complicated because of the "free" NHS service, the likes of which are very few and far between in other countries. There is some excellent advice on this thread which should help visitors avoid any pitfalls in the future.

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