Until you become a permanent resident, you will not be covered by Australia’s public healthcare system – Medicare.

You may wish to purchase overseas visitor cover, which costs about $175 dollars a month. Compare costs at: www.privatehealth.gov.au or www.iselect.comau.

Public or state schools in Australia are technically free, but may charge a fixed tuition fee to immigrants, depending on which visa you hold. In addition, parents will be expected to make voluntary contributions each year. www.australiancurriculum.edu.au

The education system in Australia is renowned worldwide for its excellence. Getting involved in the schools community provides an excellent opportunity to support your child’s education and meet new people in your area.

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