Information about health
Getting medical assistance overseas can be challenging and expensive, especially in an emergency. Read our advice on what to do when when you need help.
Read our advice on COVID-19, including leaving Australia, trying to get home, arriving in Australia and staying overseas.
You may get sick from infectious diseases or other health conditions overseas. Find out what vaccinations and other preventative measures can help.
When you go overseas, you may be exposed to a range of infectious diseases. Before you go, learn about the health risks in your destination and see your doctor.
This page provides mature travellers with information to prepare for a hassle-free journey. Properly preparing before you travel will help you have a safe trip.
No matter who you are, where you're going and what you're doing, get travel insurance. Learn how to choose a policy that's right for you.
Explore this page for travel health advice for Australians travelling overseas. Your health is your responsibility, and prevention is better than cure.
Medical tourism is when you go overseas for medical treatment. Before you go, gather the information you need. Make informed choices about your medical procedure.
Australia has reciprocal health care agreements with 11 countries. These countries provide some emergency care to Australians.
Learn about travelling overseas with a mental health condition. Read our advice on what you can do to reduce the risk of having problems while you're away.