Australia is a very popular expatriate destination and is considered one of the best countries to live in with respect to income, quality of life, civil rights and also healthcare. Australia is a very large country, but has a relatively small population in comparison to its Asian neighbors. Many people travel to the country to enjoy the beaches and wilderness, otherwise known as the outback. Australia’s capital city is the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Sydney. Australia is a very westernized country with a very stable economy and political system.
Healthcare in Australia
For expats and local nationals in Australia, the country offers first class healthcare with excellent facilities, equipment and medical staff. The country has a mix of both public and private medical care and insurance. Australia introduced universal medical care in 1984 and is considered one of the best in the world. Taxpayers pay 1.5% of their income into the medical system, but most local nationals will buy “top-up” insurance.
Insurance for Expatriates in Australia
Most expatriates will want to obtain international medical coverage if residing in Australia for short or long term stays. Some expats should also obtain global life and disability insurance coverage.
Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to become an expatriate in Australia:
- International Health Insurance
- Expat Life and Disability Insurance
- Travel Insurance
- Evacuation Coverage
- Group Expat Insurance Plans
If you require a quote for insurance coverage for expats in Australia, contact Expat Financial today for a quote and to discuss your Australian expatriate insurance requirements.