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Birth Cost Australia - PR Parents

Hello all,

I wonder if you all could shed some light into an inquiry. My spouse and I, we are applying for PR 190, and once granted we would like to know the cost associated with child birth in Australia for PR parents. As per my understanding I believe the new born would an Australian citizen, but we would like to know how we could minimize our hospital cost.

I appreciate any help regarding this post.


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Hello all,

I wonder if you all could shed some light into an inquiry. My spouse and I, we are applying for PR 190, and once granted we would like to know the cost associated with child birth in Australia for PR parents. As per my understanding I believe the new born would an Australian citizen, but we would like to know how we could minimize our hospital cost.

I appreciate any help regarding this post.
As PR you have Medicare and you do not have to pay for child birth.


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Thank you for your reply.

Does that mean that as soon as I register (Medicare) the cost will be completely covered? Is there a link I could be referred to?

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Basic costs will be covered - if you want extra testings that are recommended, private room in the hospital; choose a doctor then you will have to pay.

Also note that for the child to have citizenship you need to proove that you were PR at the time of the birth. The only valid proof is to have a label in your visa prior to the birth stating your residency status. You have to apply to have this label; and there is a fee.

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The birth itself is covered but there are some tests or scans you get leading up to the birth that won't necessarily be covered by Medicare and they can be hundreds of dollars.

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The birth itself is covered but there are some tests or scans you get leading up to the birth that won't necessarily be covered by Medicare and they can be hundreds of dollars.
What would those tests be? My wife has had 2 children and neither confinement resulted in out of pocket expenses. We live in Queensland so things may be different in other states.

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It must differ from state to state. I was in Victoria - i myself haven't had children yet but I have had 3 friends give birth using the public health system in the last year and 2 have paid for some tests early on in the pregnancy.

Perhaps they had medical conditions in the past that they havn't told me about

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Maybe they had the tests done through the GP or maybe they were optional tests.

I have been to the RBH before for other things and they cover single test they do while you are in the hospital. Even when you go for your check up at the hospital prior to surgery they cover it all


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