Do New Zealanders get free maternity care in Australia? Do we get free midwife services and child delivery services in Australia? Do we receive the newborn supplement?
The cost of having a baby will vary depending on whether you give birth in the public or private system.
In Australia, pregnancy care in a public hospital or birth centre is free because it is covered by Medicare, which covers New Zealanders on an SCV, Australian citizens, and some visitors to Australia. And we can receive some Government payments.