The Royal Melbourne Hospital is part of Australia's public health care system and offers hospital care to any Australian resident under Medicare arrangements.
You can choose to be admitted as either a public or private patient within a public hospital with no out-of-pocket expenses for services or care.
In addition to providing care to public patients, the RMH also provides care to:
- Private patients
- Patients without a Medicare card
- Patients from countries with reciprocal rights
- Asylum seekers and refugees
- Transport Accident Commission and WorkCover patients
Find out more about whether you will need to pay for your medical treatment.
Electing to be admitted as a private patient at any of our facilities provides the Royal Melbourne Hospital with additional revenue, supporting us to continue offering the highest quality care in a safe and caring environment to the benefit of all of our patients, consumers and community.Find out more
The Royal Melbourne Hospital is a public health care facility. All patients who want to use our services must have a Medicare card or eligible for free medical care.Find out more
The Australian Government has Reciprocal Health Care Agreements (RHCA) with the governments of certain countries.Find out more
Asylum seekers and refugees are provided with free medical care (including diagnostic services) in Victorian hospitals.Find out more
Accidents do happen, so it's important if you are involved in a transport accident or a workplace accident, that you get the support you need to cover the cost of your treatment at the hospital.Find out more