What is private health insurance?
Private health insurance helps with the cost of healthcare not covered by Medicare. Not all policies are created equal, so it’s important to compare health insurance and find the best health cover for you. There are two main types of cover: hospital and extras.
How much does private health insurance cost?
The cost of private health insurance varies, but we crunched the numbers from 30+ Australian funds to see what you’ll have to pay for hospital and extras cover per month, depending on the level of cover you choose.
|Extra cover||Average||Included benefits|
Prices quoted are based on a single 30 year-old in Sydney, earning less than $90,000 with a $750 hospital excess from June 2022. Extras categories used the same methodology as the 2022 Finder Health Insurance awards.
Find out how much you could claim back
If you earn under $140,000 (single) or $280,000 (couples), you’re entitled to a rebate on your private health insurance policy.
Pop in a few of your details, including how much you’ve paid or expect to pay in premiums from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023. Find out how much you can get back.
Public vs private health insurance comparison
Not sure if private health insurance is worth it? Here are some key differences between the public and private healthcare systems in Australia:
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|Doctor||A public hospital will allocate a doctor for you.|