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Health Insurance for NSW Residents

Are you a New South Wales resident? Compare your health insurance and get the right cover.

Private health insurance in Australia is designed to cover a wide range of medical, hospital and treatment costs not covered Medicare.

There are various types of private health cover available: hospital cover, extras cover, combined hospital and extras and ambulance cover.

Hospital cover lets you choose your doctor and hospital and covers doctors’ fees, hospital accommodation, theatre costs, intensive care, drugs and more.

Extras cover is designed to help you meet the cost of general treatments like optical and dental, while ambulance cover will pay a benefit when you require emergency ambulance transportation.

Find the cover that's right for you

Who are the largest insurers in NSW?

The interactive chart below can show you who the largest private health insurance providers are by market share in NSW, as well as all the other states and territories in Australia. The option to see who the most popular funds are nationally is also available.

How does the cost of health insurance in NSW compare?

The cost of private health insurance varies substantially between Australian states and territories, with NSW fitting somewhere in the middle of the cost spectrum. The average annual premium for a NSW family buying hospital cover is $4,292.26, while the same policy in Queensland (the most expensive state) would set a family back $4,515.27.

In terms of extras cover, the average annual premiums for a NSW family would be $2,036.30.

If you purchase a combined hospital and extras cover policy in NSW for a family, the average annual premium amount is $5,946.45. NSW is slightly cheaper than Victoria, which has the most expensive average yearly premiums of $6,188.60.

In order to find the most affordable cover and the best value for money in NSW, compare private health funds and shop around.

How does ambulance cover vary?

Ambulance services are not automatically covered for most NSW residents, so it’s important to compare your ambulance cover options from private health insurers. However, some people are exempt from paying ambulance fees, including pensioners, Health Care Cardholders and Repatriation Health Cardholders.

The cover available for ambulance services in NSW differs to a state such as Queensland, for example, where the state government covers ambulance costs for all its residents.

Funds available to New South Wales residents

Health fundWho can get health insurance with these funds?Find out more
HIF Logo
  • Open. Any Australian citizen or permanent resident is eligible to join. OVHC is available for those temporarily visiting or working in Australia.
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health.com.aulogo
  • Open. Any Australian citizen or permanent resident is eligible to join.
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ahmMore info
Australian UnityMore info
GMHBA
  • Open. Any Australian citizen or permanent resident is eligible to join.
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HCF
  • Open. Any Australian citizen or permanent resident is eligible to join. OVHC is available for those temporarily visiting or working in Australia.
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nib
  • Open. Any Australian citizen or permanent resident is eligible to join. OVHC and OSHC are available for those temporarily studying, visiting or working in Australia.
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Transport Health Logo
  • Open. Any Australian citizen or permanent resident is eligible to join.
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Bupa
  • Open. Any Australian citizen or permanent resident is eligible to join. OVHC and OSHC are available for those temporarily studying, visiting or working in Australia.
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cdhlogo
  • Open. Any Australian citizen or permanent resident is eligible to join.
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cua
  • Open. Any Australian citizen or permanent resident is eligible to join.
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Frank
  • Open. Any Australian citizen or permanent resident is eligible to join. OVHC is available for those temporarily visiting or working in Australia.
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gmflogo
  • Open. Any Australian citizen or permanent resident is eligible to join.
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GU Health
  • Open. Any Australian citizen or permanent resident is eligible to join. OVHC is available for those temporarily visiting or working in Australia.
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HBF
  • Open. Any Australian citizen or permanent resident is eligible to join. OVHC is available for those temporarily visiting or working in Australia.
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hcilogo
  • Open. Any Australian citizen or permanent resident is eligible to join.
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logo health partners
  • Open. Any Australian citizen or permanent resident is eligible to join.
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latrobehealthlogo
  • Open. Any Australian citizen or permanent resident is eligible to join.
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 medibank
  • Open. Any Australian citizen or permanent resident is eligible to join. OVHC and OSHC are available for those temporarily studying, visiting or working in Australia.
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mildurahealthfundlogo
  • Open. Any Australian citizen or permanent resident is eligible to join.
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onemedifundlogo
  • Open. Any Australian citizen or permanent resident is eligible to join.
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peoplecare provider page link
  • Open. Any Australian citizen or permanent resident is eligible to join. OSHC is available for those temporarily studying in Australia although it is only extras, not hospital cover.
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phoenix health fund provider link
  • Open. Any Australian citizen or permanent resident is eligible to join.
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St. Lukes Health Logo
  • Open. Any Australian citizen or permanent resident is eligible to join. 
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westfund provider link
  • Open. Any Australian citizen or permanent resident is eligible to join.
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acahealthlogo
  • Restricted. Open to members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and present and past employees of affiliated companies, along with the partners/spouses, dependents, siblings, parents and grandchildren of those mentioned previously.
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CBHS Health Fund Logo
  • Restricted. Open to employees, contractors and franchisees of Commonwealth Bank of Australia Group as well as their partners and family members, including dependent and non-dependent children, siblings, parents and grandchildren.
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defencehealthlogo
  • Restricted. Open to reservists and past members* of the Australian Defence Force, employees of the Department of Defence and Defence suppliers. Extended family as well as the ex-partner/spouse of those previously mentioned are also eligible to join.
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navyhealthlogo
  • Restricted. Open to current and former members, reservists and cadets of the ADF, employees of the DoD, Defence suppliers and more. Extended family as well as the ex-partner/spouse of those previously mentioned are also eligible to join.
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doctorshealthfundlogo
  • Restricted. Open to registered Medical Practitioners and Health Practitioners (in an eligible category), their employees, extended family and much more. The eligibility criteria for this fund is wide and you can view the full list via the More Info button.
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policehealthlogo
  • Restricted. Open to current or former (if retired or resigned after 1 Jan 2001) employees of state, territory and federal police departments/police unions including their partners/spouses, dependants and adult children plus their immediate family.
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rthealthlogo
  • Restricted. Open to current or former employees of Government or privately owned transport (air, sea, land) and energy generation/delivery entities, as well as those involved in administering them. Extended family of eligible members can also join.
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rbhslogo
  • Restricted. Open to current or former employees of the Reserve Bank of Australia and Note Printing Australia, as well as their current or ex-partner or spouse and their dependant or adult children.
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teachers
  • Restricted. Open to current or former members and administrative staff of approved education unions and organisations, along with their extended family. Use the More Info button to the right to view the eligible unions and organisations.
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tuh
  • Restricted. Open to current or former union members of any industry along with their current or ex partner/spouse, dependent children, adult children (plus their partner), siblings (plus their partners and dependent children), parents and grandchildren.
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