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Medibank provides overseas health covers that can suit you while in Australia on most temporary visas, as well as resident cover for those on permanent visas with access to full Medicare entitlements.

Medibank provides overseas health covers that can suit you while in Australia on most temporary visas.

This section is designed to help make things a little easier for you. We have listed most Australian visas subclasses below, to help you match them with the type of Medibank Overseas Health Cover you can take out with Medibank.

Click on your visa subclass to see your Medibank Overseas Health Cover options.

If your visa subclass is not listed, then contact us to discuss what Medibank Health Cover may be most appropriate for your circumstances. The Department of Home Affairs provides information on what these visa subclasses let you do in Australia, how long they let you stay, what entitlements and obligations they carry and how to apply at homeaffairs.gov.au

Visiting Australia for a holiday or to see Family

If you are just visiting Australia temporarily, Medibank has a range of Overseas Health Covers to help you pay for the essential medical treatment you may need.

Select your visa subclass to see your Medibank Overseas Health Cover options.

Studying or Training in Australia

Planning to study in Australia or to continue your studies? Medibank’s offer Overseas Health Cover that meet your visa health insurance requirements and can help with the cost of medical treatment if you have an accident or get sick.

Select your visa to see your Medibank Overseas Health Cover options.

Working in Australia

If you are in Australia to fill a skills shortage, a recent student graduate looking for your first job in Australia or you are here as a specialist or on business purposes, Medibank has a range of Overseas Health Covers that will both meet any minimum health insurance requirements of your visa and help with the costs of medical treatment if you have an accident or fall sick in Australia.

Select your visa subclass to see your Medibank Overseas Health Cover options.

If you are in Australia on one of the below visa subclasses, Resident Health Cover may be better suited to you. Contact us to discuss what Health Cover is right for you.

  • 124 – Distinguished Talent
  • 132 – Business Talent (Permanent)
  • 186 – Employer Nomination Scheme
  • 187 – Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme
  • 189 – Skilled Independent
  • 190 – Skilled Nominated
  • 858 – Distinguished Talent
  • 887 – Skilled Regional
  • 888 – Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent)
  • 890 – Business Owner
  • 891 – Investor
  • 892 – State or Territory Sponsored Business Owner
  • 893 – State or Territory Sponsored Investor
Australian Family and Partner visas

If you are joining a partner or family member in Australia, whether temporarily or permanently, you may be applying for one of the following visa subclasses. Medibank has a range of Health Covers that can help to with the cost of medical treatment if you have an accident or fall sick in Australia.

Select your visa to see your Medibank Overseas Health Cover options.

If you are in Australia on one of the below visa subclasses, Resident Health Cover may be better suited for you. Contact us to discuss what cover is right for you.

  • 100 – Partner (Migrant)
  • 101 – Child
  • 102 – Adoption
  • 103 – Parent
  • 114 – Aged Dependent Relative
  • 115 – Remaining Relative
  • 116 – Carer
  • 117 – Orphan Relative
  • 143 – Contributory Parent
  • 173 – Contributory Parent (Temporary)
  • 309 – Partner (Provisional)
  • 445 – Dependent Child
  • 801 – Partner (Permanent)
  • 802 – Child
  • 804 – Aged Parent
  • 820 – Partner (Temporary)
  • 835 – Remaining Relative
  • 836 – Carer
  • 837 – Orphan Relative
  • 838 – Aged Dependent Relative
  • 864 – Contributory Aged Parent
  • 884 – Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary)
Refugee and Humanitarian Visas for Australia

If you are in Australia on one of the below visa subclasses, Resident Health Cover may be better suited for you. contact us to discuss what cover is right for you.

  • 200 – Refugee
  • 201 – In-country Special Humanitarian
  • 202 – Global Special Humanitarian
  • 203 – Emergency Rescue
  • 204 – Women at risk
  • 785 – Temporary Protection
  • 790 – Safe Haven Enterprise
  • 866 – Protection 
Other Visas for Australia

Bridging visas, which allow you legally stay in Australia temporarily when an existing visa expires, may take their health cover conditions from your previous visa. Alternatively, you may need health cover for the visa subclass you are applying for. As such, if you are on one of the following bridging visas, your health cover requirements are dependent upon your individual circumstances. Contact us to discuss what Overseas Health Cover is right for you.

  • 010 – Bridging Visa A 
  • 020 – Bridging Visa B 
  • 030 – Bridging Visa C
  • 050 – Bridging Visa E
  • 051 – Bridging Visa E

If you are in Australia on one of the below visa subclasses, contact us to discuss what Health Cover that may be right for you.

  • 151 – Former Resident
  • 155 – Resident Return
  • 157 – Resident Return
  • 444 – Special Category
  • 461 – New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary)
  • 491 – Skilled Work Regional (Provisional)
  • 494 – Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional
  • 590 - Student Guardian
  • 602 – Medical Treatment
  • 808 – Confirmatory (Residence)
  • 870 – Sponsored Parent (Temporary)
  • 988 – Maritime Crew
  • 995 – Diplomats (Temporary)
  • Special Purpose
  • APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) Business Travel Card holders
Repealed Australian Visas

This page is designed for those who are obtaining new visas, but if you hold any of the below repealed visa subclasses and want to take out a new Medibank Overseas Health Cover, click the relevant visa subclass below, or contact us to discuss what cover may be right for you.

To see the Australian Department of Home Affair’s list of current and recenty repealed Australian visa subclasses, visit the homeaffairs.gov.au

Contact us

Overseas students

134 148 Within Australia
+613 9862 1095 International

Overseas workers, graduates, visitors and holiday makers and permanent residents

134 190 Within Australia
+613 8622 5780 International

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