Posted by ladydi
on 6 Jun 2018

Hi, I was born and raised in Australian though I currently reside in Canada.  I have dual citizenship, Australian and Canadian. I am planning to come home to Australia for 4 months in 2019.  My question is, will I be covered by Australian heath care system as a citizen during my stay or do I need to take out travel insurance?

Thank you for whatever information you can provide.

Diana

Daniela de Castro on 14 Jun 2018

Hi Diana

If you are a citizen of Australia you should qualify for public healthcare during your stay. That being said, it's always a good idea to take out travel insurance to cover other emergencies such as lost baggage and cancelled flights.

Have you used the Australian healthcare system in the past? You may find that our guide to healthcare in Australia has useful information on how the system works and what standards to expect from it.

- Daniela