The NSW Ministry of Health International Visitors Program (IVP) allows foreign delegations to visit and share knowledge with the NSW Ministry of Health.
Australia has a system of health care that is recognised as being one of the most effective in the world. The New South Wales (NSW) public health system is a critical part of this achievement.
NSW is home to one third of the Australian population. NSW Health is the largest health care system in Australia, and one of the largest in the world employing around 114,000 staff.
NSW Health is keen to collaborate with international visitors to address global health challenges and share innovative practices.
The International Visitors Program allows foreign delegations to visit and share knowledge with the NSW Ministry of Health. We welcome the opportunity to exchange information and innovative ideas with overseas counterparts in health related professions.
Each year, up to 300 visitors from around 12 countries are hosted by facilities within NSW Health. All parties find the program to be useful for exchanging information and fostering international networks for future collaboration.
International counterparts involved in Health Service and general groups interested in learning about the comprehensive health service in New South Wales, Australia.
NSW Ministry of Health will consider all requests for International Visits , however we reserve the right to decline based on operational requirements or visits that do not relate to our strategic objectives.
Delegations seeking a national perspective may first wish to approach the NSW Ministry of Health’s federal counterpart, The
Australian Government Department of Health.
The length of visit for a study tour varies from a half day to several days. The primary object of this visit is to observe and study the NSW Health System. This involves short meetings, site visits, presentations, workshop training and attending short courses. The number of delegates for this type of tour typically varies from 1-10 members.
The length of Protocol Visits ranges from 1-2 hours. A formal meeting is arranged with the key officials from the NSW Ministry of Health and representatives from Local Health Districts to discuss key objectives.
To contact us, please submit a
request form and email it to the
International Visitors Program Team.