Australia is a federation of 6 states and 2 territories governed by 3 tiers of government:
- Australian government (also referred to as Federal or Commonwealth government)
- State/Territory government
- local government.
The Australian health system comprises a mix of public and private service providers. Funding is provided by all levels of government, health insurers, non-government organisations and by individuals.
The Australian Government mainly contributes funding via 2 national health subsidy schemes:
Additional services provided by the Australian Government include: