We don’t want families arriving in Australia to feel nervous about Health & Safety issues but there are aspects of Australian life that require extra safety precautions and knowledge. From Medicare to water safety, creepy crawlies and sea creatures we’ve covered it all at Mum’s gone 2 Aus, and fortunately we haven’t encountered many of the potential dangers!
Health & Safety in Australia: Medicare, Private Health Insurance, Creepy Crawlies, Sun and Sea Safety
|Mum’s got Medicare contains everything you need to know about applying for Medicare.
You may need a Medicare Refund if your doctor doesn’t bulk bill.
|You can register with any doctor in Australia; check out our tips on choosing a family doctor.||In The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and Medicare Safety Net we explain what’s free and what’s not, and how to get extra financial support with your medical bills in Australia.||Most families in Australia have Private Health Insurance. We explain what this covers and how to apply in Mum’s got Private Health Insurance.||Add children’s overseas immunisations to the Australian Immunisation Register. What you need to know and do is covered in Childhood Immunisations in Australia.|
|Australian immunisation history simple? Perhaps not – your children’s Australian immunisation register(s) needs to be up to date before you can apply for Family Assistance.||If you’re arriving in Australia with a baby, toddler or preschooler you’ll use an Early Childhood Centre to complete routine health checks in Australia, these centres also offer before school checks when it’s time to start Primary School.||We hope you don’t have to deal with any medical emergencies, but have shared some very Australian first aid tips in What to do in an Australian emergency – snakes spiders and jellyfish.|
|Our round-up of books to helps with family health and safety in Australia includes books with first aid advice and how to identify dangerous creatures in Aus.||
We share critical information about dangerous creatures found in Australia in;
|Would creepy crawlies stop you from moving to Australia? What do you think?||Venemous Creatures of Australia: A Field Guide with Notes on First Aid
|Not worried about creepy crawlies or other creatures? There’s still sun and water safety to consider.
Please read: how to take care in the Australian sun.
|If you download the SunSmart App on your iPhone you’ll always know when to stay out of the sun.||Dr Rip’s Essential Beach Book: Everything You Need to Know About Surf, Sand and Rips
||You can never be too cautious when it comes to water and sea safety, we explain the basics in Sea and Swimming Safety in Australia and have added to this in More on sea safety: Rips and nippers.|
You should also read our sea safety reminders and tips in;
|Most families in Australian own several cars. Here’s what you need to know about keeping your kids safe in the car: Child car seats and restraints used in Australia.||It is recommended that you review the road rules for the state \ territory that you’re moving to: Australian road rules and highway code: state by state.|
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We also provide essential ebooks to help with your move;
- A Smooth Switch to Australian Schooling – Understand the impact of your move on your child’s education – term dates, school year groups, critical transition years, critical study years and much more. Our ebooks save you time and encourage informed decision making.
- Choosing Schools and Suburbs in Australia – A process orientated action plan that supports your Australian school, suburb and home search. Understand what you want out of your home in Australia and create a shortlist of potential suburbs and schools. Includes essential tools and advice on how to research and identify the best schools and suburbs, wherever you’re moving to in Australia.