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  1. Hi all A newcomer here, with a unique question that I'm struggled to find a definitive answer. A situation: We are thinking of moving to Australia in a near future, likely later this year. I will be most likely on TSS 482 visa. We are a family of three: me, my wife and a currently 1-month old baby. My wife and I are NZ resident, but not a citizen. We only hold a Thailand passport. The baby on the other hand has a dual citizenship - being both New Zealand and Thai nationals. Questions: Being on a temp visa, we (my wife and I) will definitely need an appropriate health insurance. The question is, for the baby... As she is a New Zealander, will she be eligible for Medicare and all others health care for children like vaccination and such? As far as I know, a kiwi living permanently in Australia (though not technically a PR) will have access to publicly funded healthcare just like a resident. If she's eligible, how's that gonna work? All the info I found online was about adding your newborn/baby to your Medicard. Nowhere I could find out about how to get it done (or even is it possible) if the baby is the only eligible person in the family. Hopefully there's someone in a similar situation or happen to have some clues :-) Thanks Emktx