Domestic and International Visitors

Cairns is a popular tourist destination. Unfortunately, sometimes when on holiday you may require medical attention. The doctors at Cairns West Medical Centre are able to cater to your medical needs whether you are a domestic or international traveller.

Travellers from some countries can be covered by the Reciprocal Health Care Agreement (RHCA), which states that the Australian Government can provide Medicare benefits to visitors if they require special treatments. This includes appointments with a local doctor and medical treatment in public hospitals.

Below is a list of countries that are covered by RHCAs:

  • Belgium
  • Finland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden¬†
  • United Kingdom.

If you are not eligible for Medicare, then your medical services will be charged to you in full.

Same day appointments are available, ensuring disruption to your stay and travel remains minimal.

Cairns West Medical Centre welcomes all Visitors – Domestic and International.

Hotel, Resort and Backpacker guests.

The care team strives to provide excellent medical services to local residents and the many visitors coming to this beautiful part of the world.

Same day appointments are available for visitors too, ensuring disruption to your stay and travel remains minimal.

Overseas visitors and healthcare is explained here.


For emergency medical care 000


House Call Doctor 13 55 66


Make an appointment 07 4053 3399