Benefits of overseas health cover with Medibank

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Visa compliant cover

A range of cover options that can meet your visa health insurance requirements for working or studying in Australia.

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Receive your insurance certificate online

Receive your insurance certificate to include in your visa application as soon as you purchase online for Overseas Workers Health Cover or Overseas Student Health Covers.


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Trusted health partner

Medibank is a leading private health insurer in Australia with over 3.7 million health insurance members

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Protect against the unexpected

Unlimited emergency ambulance services Australia-wide+

Not sure what health insurance is right for your visa?

Many Australian visas require you to get health insurance. Each visa is different, but generally, they will want to see proof that you’ve purchased adequate health cover with the minimum medical, hospital and ambulance cover. 

Medibank offers several overseas health cover plans for people visiting Australia, whether alone or with partners or families. These can help meet the health insurance requirements of the relevant visas, and allow you to relax, knowing that you and your loved ones are members of by Australia’s leading health insurance provider.


About Australia's healthcare system

If you need medical attention while you’re in Australia and you don’t have health cover it can be very expensive, whether you’re treated in the public or the private healthcare system.

The public healthcare system (Medicare)

Medicare is the public health system that gives some Australian residents free or discounted health services. If you're from a country with a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement (RHCA) you might receive some Medicare benefits, which may be known as Reciprocal Medicare. 

The private healthcare system

The private healthcare system (which Medibank is part of) complements the public healthcare system, or if you're not eligible for Medicare, it helps replace it. Medibank provides private health insurance to overseas students, visitors and workers to help with the cost of services provided in the private healthcare system. 

Things you need to know

+    For ambulance attendance and transportation to a hospital where immediate professional attention is required and your medical condition is such that you couldn't be transported any other way.

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