Health insurance for young adults

Health insurance could be more affordable with a youth discount.

Health insurers can now offer a discount on eligible hospital cover to 18-29 year olds with the aim to make health insurance more accessible for younger Australians. Have a look at the products below – these are just a few of the options that might best suit younger people. NOTE: The youth discount only applies to the hospital component of the product.

Prices below are based on

Prices below are based on

This is used to calculate any Australian Government Rebate (AGR) you may be entitled to.If you’re unsure how to calculate your income, this ATO calculator can help.


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The amount you pay before Medibank contributes to your hospital costs.

The amount you can claim back at Members’ Choice providers, up to annual limits.

Waiting periods and annual limits may apply

# Tasmania and Queensland have State schemes that cover ambulance services for residents of those States. 

^ You'll receive a fixed percentage back on specified services provided by Medibank Members' Choice providers only up to annual limits. 

+ Covers with Restricted or Excluded services will be treated as Included services where treatment is required for injuries sustained in an Accident that occurs after joining this cover. Treatment must be sought within 7 days of the Accident. Excludes claims covered by third parties such as Workcover and our Private Room Promise. Out of pockets may apply. Refer to your Cover Summary.

Why get health cover?

There's more to health cover than just covering your costs when you get sick. In fact, you'd be surprised how many of life's big questions can be answered by health cover.

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Discounts for younger Australians

We’ll be able to offer discounts to 18-29 year-olds taking out their own eligible hospital cover.

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Like a good selfie or 20?

Then make sure your smile is up to it. Medibank members with extras cover for 2 months or more can get 100% back on up to two dental check-ups at a Members’ Choice Advantage dentist every calendar year, including bitewing x-rays.¹

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Are you afraid of commitment

Work out on your terms with GymBetter® and enjoy pay-as-you-go access to gyms across Australia for as little as $8.50 a visit.

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Are you a serial shopper?

Enjoy special offers from some of your favourite brands, including Fitbit®, Palace Cinemas, and Sunglass Hut, plus member discounts on Medibank Pet & Travel Insurance.

Want an adidas e-gift card worth up to $400?

Join eligible combined hospital & extras cover by 28 February 2021 and you could get an adidas e-gift card: $200 for singles/single parents or $400 for couples/families. Plus - we'll waive 2&6 month waiting periods on extras. New members only.‡ Use promo code: ADIDAS

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More reasons to join Medibank

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Do you like being chauffeured around?

If you’re accident prone and have the ambulance on speed dial, you’ll be glad to know Medibank will cover unlimited Emergency Ambulance# callouts.

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Are you a weekend warrior or sports star?

Get a tune-up for a big match, or panel beating afterwards. Our Extras cover can help take the edge off the cost of physio, chiro, and remedial massages.

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Does trouble always end up finding you?

With Medibank you can get cover for accidents⁺ as part of your hospital cover should the unexpected happen.

Frequently Asked Questions

First time with health insurance?

Read our handy guides for some tips on how to buy health insurance and know what to look out for.

Things you should know

1 Members can claim a maximum of two 100% back dental check-ups per member, per year—either two check-ups at a Members’ Choice Advantage dentist (including up to two bitewing x-rays per check-up where required), or a first check-up at a Members’ Choice dentist (excluding x-rays) and a second check-up at a Members’ Choice Advantage dentist. These check-ups do not count towards annual limits. Waiting periods apply. 

‡ For new members on new memberships who join and start eligible combined hospital and extras from 5 January and 28 February 2021 and who have not held Medibank health cover in the previous 60 days (unless they are a dependent coming off their parents cover). Must quote promo code ADIDAS and set up direct debit when joining. Not available on Accident Cover, Visitors Health Insurance, Working Visa Health Insurance, OSHC, Ambulance Cover, ahm covers, some Corporate covers and other selected covers. Not available with any other offer. E- gift card terms: Must maintain eligible cover for 40 consecutive days after the policy start date. E-gift card could take up to 8 weeks from the policy start date to arrive by email. Singles and single parents will receive a $200 adidas e-gift card, and families and couples will receive 2 x $200 adidas e-gift cards. E-gift card can only be redeemed at adidas’ online store, is not transferrable and is valid 12 months from date of issue. E-gift card must be activated within 3 months from date of issue. E-gift card cannot be redeemed on outlet items, on limited edition products, or on super exclusive products. E-gift card can only be used in a single transaction and any unused balance in that transaction will be forfeited. For full list of exclusions and gift card terms and conditions see https://www.adidas.com.au/promotion-medibank-live-betterprogram.html . E-gift card is subject to the adidas standard terms and conditions. For full terms and conditions on activating and using your card see www.medibankrewards.com.au. 2 & 6 waiver terms: 2&6 month waiting periods on extras waived. Other waiting periods apply (including 12 months on some dental services). Annual limits apply. If switching funds, limits used from your previous fund may be deducted. If you’ve reached your limits from a previous fund you may not be able to claim straight away.

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