I have a question regarding medical insurance on arrival in Australia. Here is my situation.
I have received permanent resident visa for Australia and will be moving there next month for taking up a job at a university (I applied and received said visa from Germany and have never been to Australia before). My employer states that I am eligible for Medicare which is the social healthcare in Australia. However, Medicare application forms require information about bank account and home address, both of which I can only apply for once I am in Australia.
So what do I do for medical insurance in the meanwhile? Typical timeline for Medicare is about a month and therefore I need private medical insurance cover for the first two months. Any suggestions on what medical insurances I can apply for (and what covers)? The Australian system seems to be complicated with different hospital/extra covers.
I have been unable to find suitable information on this topic and so any inputs/web-links are extremely welcome. Thank you!