Coming to Australia and need health insurance?

If you’re coming to Australia to work or visit for a temporary basis, it may be a requirement of your visa that you take out Private Health Insurance while you’re here. The type of health insurance you need will depend on your home country, your reasons for visiting Australia and the type of visa you’re on.

Read on for more information about your Overseas Visitor Cover needs.

Coming to Australia to work on a temporary basis?

If you’re coming to Australia to work, you may be coming on a working visa, including a Temporary Work (457) visa. As part of your visa requirements, The Department of Immigration and Border Protection state that unless you have access to Medicare, you must have adequate private health insurance while you are working in Australia, for both yourself and any family members coming with you.

  • Compliance with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s health insurance requirements
  • 100% ambulance cover
  • The ability to choose your doctor, plus where and when you’d like to be treated

Coming to Australia for a holiday?

If you’re coming to Australia for a holiday or to visit family, you may be eligible for a Visitor Visa (600). While most people on a 600 visa don’t require health insurance as a condition of obtaining their visa, there are some cases where the Department of Immigration and Border Protection won’t grant the visa until an applicant holds adequate private health insurance.

  • Compliance with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s health insurance requirements (if applicable)
  • 100% ambulance cover
  • The ability to choose your doctor including where and when you’d like to be treated