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Discussion in 'Welcome' started by tony & marie, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. tony & marie

    tony & marie New Member

    Hi all
    arriving in Brisbane in October, a family of four, on a 457 visa sponsored by Queensland Health. What is Medicare and will we be entitled to it or will we have to have private health insurance or both? Is it expensive? How soon will we have to arrange this?
    Cheers all
    Tony & Marie

  2. Rudi

    Rudi Relocation Brisbane

    Hi Tony and Marie

    You will get Medicare, but it's for emergency use only......except that if you consider something an emergency and need to go to the doctors for it them it will be fine LOL. i am not sure about the rules for your visa and private healthcare. But bear in mind, private healthcare here is not the same as the UK - you pay each month AND you still have to pay if you see a specialist or something, just not quite as much as if you did not have private healthcover!


  3. tony & marie

    tony & marie New Member

    Cheers rudi, this souns expensive, will have to apply for residency ASAP!!!! Any ideas re: short term furnished accomadation north of brisbane? we need to be up there for work
    Thanks again
    Tony & marie
  4. Rudi

    Rudi Relocation Brisbane

    Have you had a look at Stayz or Takeabreak? They do short term accommodation. Also google for "headstart homestay" they are Brits who also have short term accommodation.

    Hope that helps


  5. tony & marie

    tony & marie New Member

    Thanks Rudi
    Have got sorted now with four weeks accommodation for when we arrive, will sort long term out when we get there!
    tony & marie

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