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Department of Health and Ageing (Australian Government)

http://www.health.gov.au

The Portfolio of Health and Ageing has a diverse set of responsibilities, but throughout there is a common purpose, which is reflected in the mission statement: We seek to provide better health and healthier ageing for all Australians through a world-class health system.

Private Health Insurance Administration Council (PHIAC)

http://www.phiac.gov.au

The Private Health Insurance Administration Council is an independent Statutory Authority that regulates the private health insurance industry.

The Private Health Insurance Administration Council also collects and disseminates financial and statistical data regarding health funds.

Private Health Insurance Ombudsman (PHIO)

http://www.phio.org.au

The Private Health Insurance Ombudsman is an independent body established to resolve complaints about private health insurance and to be the umpire in dispute resolution at all levels within the private health insurance industry.

The Ombudsman's services are available to health fund members, hospitals, medical practitioners (including some dentists) as well as health funds.

Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

http://www.ato.gov.au

For information regarding taxation and private health insurance, in particular the Medicare Levy Surcharge, you may wish to seek advice from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

Bringing Medicines Into Australia And Taking Them Out

http://www.tga.gov.au/consumers/travellers.htm

Importing medicines into Australia includes physically carrying the medicine into Australia or ordering it from overseas. This page outlines rights and responsibilities regarding bringing medicines in and out of Australia.

Department of Immigration and Citizenship

http://www.immi.gov.au

Australian Government information regarding visiting Australia.

Optometrists Association of Australia (OAA)

http://www.optometrists.asn.au

The OAA is a professional association for Australian optometrists. The OAA provides a range of services to its members, and also provides information and other services to the public.

Chiropractors Association of Australia (CAA)

http://www.chiropractors.asn.au

The CAA is a professional association for Australian chiropractors. The CAA provides a range of services to its members, and also provides information and other services to the public.

Smart Traveller - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

http://www.smartraveller.gov.au

The Australian Government's travel advisory and consular information service

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