Useful Links

We've put together a list of links that you may find useful.


Private Health Insurance Ombudsman (PHIO) 

PHIO is free, independent and protects the rights of private health fund members. You can contact PHIO on 1300 362 072 or They are located at GPO Box 442, CANBERRA ACT 2601 or

PHIO Private Health

PHIO also has a private health insurance site for consumers which has general information about health insurance and product information for every health cover policy in Australia. For more information, please click here:


Medicare is Australia’s universal health care system introduced in 1984 to provide eligible Australian residents with affordable, accessible and high-quality health care.

Medicare was established based on the understanding that all Australians should contribute to the cost of health care according to their ability to pay. It is financed through progressive income tax and an income-related Medicare levy.

Medicare provides access to:

  • free treatment as a public (Medicare) patient in a public hospital, and
  • free or subsidised treatment by medical practitioners including general practitioners, specialists, participating optometrists or dentists (for specified services only)

For more information please click here:


Tax Office

For Tax Office information that you may find useful, please click here:


Department of Health & Ageing (DoHA)

For information on DoHA, please click here: