Health Insurance Queensland
Health insurance in QLD is slightly more expensive that the national average. Compare extras cover from just $4 per week and hospital cover from just $20 per week.
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Compare QLD health insurance
If you're ready to compare health insurance, this tool compares 30+ providers for free. Make sure you use a Queensland post code for local prices.
What does health insurance cover in Queensland?
Hospital onlyHospital cover helps pay for treatment in a QLD private hospital.
Extras onlyExtras helps pay for treatment outside of hospitals, such as optical, dental and physio.
CombinedCombined hospital and extras cover helps pay for both hospital treatment and the cost of extras.
The price of health insurance in Queensland
Health insurance in Australia is regulated heavily, so policies have standard prices across the country. That said, policy prices do vary somewhat by state, thanks to differing costs of private healthcare, as well as varying levels of taxes and duties.
In Queensland, you're going to pay more for health insurance than you would in other states, but not by a huge amount. We compared over 12,000 different price points for singles cover, and Queensland had an average monthly premium of $139.52 (before rebates). That than the national average of $128.08, and higher than every state other than Victoria. If finding a really cheap policy your main priority, read our guide to cheap health insurance.
*Prices are an average of over 12,000 price points in each state for singles hospital insurance and combined policies, with no rebates or discounts applied. Not all policies on the market were compared.
QLD health insurance statistics
The table below features some of the most interesting statistics about health insurance in QLD. The numbers come from APRA's 2020 health insurance data.
|People with hospital cover (#)||2,113,000||11,336,000|
|People with hospital cover (%)||40.70%||44.1%|
|Annual change in coverage (%)||1.00%||0.9%|
The largest health funds in QLD
The table below lists the 10 largest health funds in Queensland by market share. These numbers come from the Commonwealth Ombudsman 2020 State of the Health Funds Report. A high market share doesn't directly equate to quality, but it may be something to consider if you appreciate the support of a popular fund.
|Health fund||Market share in QLD|
|Queensland Country Health||2.30%|
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