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Hi all,

Can anyone explain why my husband can't get a Medicare card as they couldn't really explain to me in the shop.

Thanks in advance
The Republic of Ireland and New Zealand have reciprocal Health Care Agreements with Australia and as result, passport holders of these countries are not required to have health insurance cover. This Health Care Agreement covers treatment that is medically necessary for ill-health or injury which occurs during your approved visit to Australia, for the duration of your approved visit to Australia.

The entitlements include free treatment as a public in-patient or out-patient at a public hospital and access to subsidised medicine.

Links are provided below in relation to this topic….

Subclass 457 – Health Insurance

Visitors from the Republic of Ireland and New Zealand - Medicare Australia

Irish or NZ passport holders do not receive Medicare cards but are required to show their passports at hospitals and pharmacies.
 
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