Living in Western Australia
Regional Western Australia
Tax, superannuation and the pension
Phone, mail and emergency services
The Commonwealth Government’s health care system (Medicare) covers all Australian citizens, permanent residents and citizens of New Zealand for free.
It also covers subsidised treatment by health professionals and hospital care. More information is available from the Department of Human Services website.
WA Health is Western Australia’s public health system. Visit their Services search page to access health and community services provided by WA Health (and some services offered by others). Services include:
hospitals (public and private);
community health services;
Aboriginal health services;
mental health services;
public health services;
disaster preparedness management;
alcohol and drug services;
child health; and
Temporary visa holders should arrange private health insurance before their arrival in Australia. Restricted access to Medicare is available to some temporary visa holders from countries where Australia has a reciprocal health care agreement.
To compare private health funds and find further information for visitors and temporary residents, visit the PrivateHealth.gov.au website.
The Commonwealth Government provides an income tested rebate to help people meet the cost of private health insurance. For more information, visit the Department of Health website.
Free Skilled Migrant Employment Register now available!
18 July 2022
The new Skilled Migrant Employment Register is a free initiative supporting employers and skilled migrants to connect to build the Western Australian workforce.
Skilled migrants seeking employment can indicate their interest to connect with the Western Australian workforce by completing the registration form. Once registered, de-identified details are published on the Skilled Migrant Employment Register, indicating to employers the interest to gain employment in Western Australia.
Employers have the opportunity to review the Skilled Migrant Employment Register to identify talent that may align with their business needs, and connect with a skilled migrant.
For more information, visit Skilled Migrant Employment Register.
The WA Government's management of COVID-19 has helped keep the state's economy strong and stable. With world class education, healthy job opportunities and strong public health management, there is no better or safer place to live, work and study than WA.