Australia has one of the best healthcare systems in the world. It is widely accessible to all people living in Australia.
All permanent Australian residents pay a Medicare levy (an additional tax) to fund the public healthcare system, which is like a medical insurance. This entitles them to free or subsidised services by medical practitioners and public hospital care.
There is also an extensive private health system. Those wishing to pay an additional fee to join a health insurance fund can receive extra benefits for optical, physiotherapy, dental treatment and other medical services.