Getting medical help on weekends, public holidays and at night is a resource designed for migrants living in Victoria and explains the different options available if they need medical help after hours or on weekends. It also explains when to attend the emergency department and when to call an ambulance.
The Australian medical system is a complex one. If you or your family are sick, sometimes it can be difficult to know which health service to use, when you can use it and how much it will cost. This information can help you to understand a bit more about the medical system in Australia.
If you are unwell and you need a doctor at night, on weekends and public holidays you can use one of these free medical services
For telephone advice:
Last reviewed: April 2023
Target audience: General