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Medication whilist on WHV AUS

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1. Posted by arran09 (Budding Member 7 posts) 7y

Hey, I am planning on travelling to Australia on a WHV, starting in Sydney. I have a medical condition which I take long term prescribed medication for. I am looking for advice on this as I can't take a years supply with me. If i take a prescription note, can I get some whilst im there? Should I get family back home to post me some? I have no idea how to go about this. Has anyone experienced this, any advice or tips would be really appreciated. Thanks guys.

2. Posted by goingback (Budding Member 6 posts) 7y

Australia is very strict on priscription drugs, so you must take proof from your doctor, get him to give you a letter about your medication (might be a fee). Your doctor should be able to let you have the first 3 months at his discretion.
When you arrive in Aus visit a doctor in the first 4 days and get a tempory registration.
Look on the webb under priscription drugs and travel, there will be lots of info, good luck.

3. Posted by arran09 (Budding Member 7 posts) 7y

thanks for your advice, I have an appointment with my doctor next week.

4. Posted by jasonh2015 (Full Member 156 posts) 7y

I had the same probelm, I took 3 months supply, and just registered when I got to Australia. The only down side was, I had to pay $90.00 AUD for the prescription. Very stright forward if your documents are in order.

I got my hospital to do a summery of my condition, and I took my UK Prescription aswell.