Brisbane General Information
The standard of medical services in Australia is among the highest in the world.
Overseas visitors should take care to obtain their own medical travel insurance to ensure that they are covered in an emergency. Several Australian-based travel insurers have special cover for visitors which are much less expensive than travel cover sold in other countries.
Visitors from the UK, Italy, Malta, Finland, the Netherlands, Sweden and New Zealand are entitled to subsidised medical care under reciprocal national health care agreements.
The Public Hospitals closest to the city are:
Herston Royal Children's Hospital (Herston Rd, Herston) Ph: (07) 3636 3777
Herston Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (Butterfield St, Herston) Ph: (07) 3253 8111
South Brisbane Mater Public Hospital (Raymond Tce, South Brisbane) Ph: (07) 3163 8111
The Private Hospitals closest to the city centre are:
Spring Hill Brisbane Private Hospital (Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill) Ph: (07) 3834 6111
Spring Hill St Andrew's Hospital (Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill) Ph: (07) 3834 4444
The Medical Centre closest to the city centre is:
City Travellers Medical Service - 7 Day Medical Service (Level 1, 245 Albert Street, City) Ph: (07) 3211 3612
Other Public Hospitals in the Brisbane area include:
Cleveland Redland Hospital (Weippin St) Ph: (07) 3488 3111
Coopers Plains Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital (Kessels Rd, Coopers Plains) Ph: (07) 3275 6111
Ipswich Ipswich Hospital (Chelmsford Ave, Ipswich) Ph: (07) 3810 1111
Logan Logan Hospital (Cnr Armstrong & Loganlea Rds, Meadowbrook) Ph: (07) 3299 8899
Redcliffe Redcliffe Hospital (Anzac Ave, Redcliffe) Ph: (07) 3883 7777
Windsor Rosemount Hospital (Cartwright St) Ph: (07) 3624 1228
Wynnum Wynnum Hospital (Whites Rd, Lota) Ph: (07) 3893 8000
In Queensland, smoking is not permitted:
- within 4 metres of entrances to non-residential buildings
- between the flags at patrolled beaches
- within 10 metres of children's playground equipment open to the public
- at any major sports stadium
- at restaurants and in any licensed bar or club where drinks or food are consumed either indoors or outdoors.
$150 on-the-spot fines apply for breaches.