Australia is a land of diversity, with its never-ending coastline, dramatic landscapes, countless activities, fine dining, and friendly locals. Australia's medical providers offer high quality services and specalisations in most areas such as Addiction, Medical Spas, Cosmetic, Eye and Infertility. Australia also has its own national medical accrediattion scheme called the Australian Council on Health Standards International (ACHIS).

Medical tourism

See the box to the right to view a full list of available treatment areas.

Best time to travel

Summer (December through to February) is the busiest time to visit Australia, although any time of the year is a great time to visit, particularly as you can find warm weather in the north even in the middle of winter.

Money and costs

Although perhaps not as affordable as Asia and South America, Australia is still a cost effective destination for Western European and American medical travellers. Find up-to-date exchange rates and conversion through a currency conversion tool.


Anyone travelling to Australia needs to apply for a tourist visa. These visas allow you to visit for no more than 3 months at one time. These short-term tourist visas applications have largely been replaced by the Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) visa which means that most travellers can simply apply online. These are processed instantly and electronically linked to your passport.

Getting there

Most of the eight states and territories host international airports, with Sydney and Melbourne being the more central hubs. A large number of airlines fly directly to Australia such as Qantas, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Emirates and Air Canada to name a few.

Dialling codes

To call Australia, the country dialling code is +61.

Useful links

Find more in-depth information on Australia at:

Lonely Planet -​australia

Australia Tourism -

Australia Embassy in the USA -

Australia Embassy in the UK -​lhlh/​home.html


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Page last updated: Friday, 2nd September 2011