If you're planning a trip to Australia, you should put some thought into taking out private health insurance.
Accidents happen, and if you're unlucky enough to require medical attention while visiting from overseas, it's important to know what you're eligible for.
According to the Department of Human Services, visitors from the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Finland and New Zealand are all entitled to "limited subsidised health services" during their stay, under the Reciprocal Health Care Agreements (RHCA) act.
Ambulance services, accommodation and medical treatment in a private hospital, physiotherapy and glasses are, however, just a few of the many services not featured on this list of entitlements.
If you're visiting from Slovenia, Belgium or the Netherlands, getting access to our health services is a little more complicated. And if you're planning on studying in Australia, you'll need a specific type of insurance called Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).
Want to know more? An Australian health insurance consultant can help you figure out what sort of coverage you require and where to get it from.
There are some great deals on insurance for visitors out there. A health insurance comparison will help you choose the best plan for your trip.