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Now that your studies are finished (or will be soon) you might be thinking ‘what next?’. Perhaps you’d like to continue with more study or gain employment? Or, now that you’ve graduated and the hard work is done, it could be the perfect time to just enjoy seeing more of this great country.
As a Student visa holder, visa condition 8501 would have applied (must hold adequate health cover) – your OSHC met this requirement. Depending on the visa you are now applying for, you may no longer be eligible for OSHC or it may not be suitable.
Whatever you decide, it’s important to remember that if you do apply for a new visa to stay in Australia, you’ll need to review your health cover to make sure it still suits your circumstances.
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Your guide to navigating Australian healthcare
Most visitors to Australia have no access to Medicare. Like most countries in the world, health care costs in Australia can be expensive.
Need some help?
We’re here to help you choose the health cover that matches your needs while you’re in Australia. Contact Medibank how it suits you; online 24/7, WeChat, in-store or by phone.
Things you should know
# You need to join Medibank within 2 months of leaving your old fund for waiting periods to be recognised. Also, benefits that have been paid under your previous cover may be taken into account in determining the extras benefits payable under your Medibank cover.
+ Annual limits apply. Waiting periods may apply. Benefits paid for extras under a previous cover may be taken into account in determining the benefits payable for extras services under Medibank Visitors Cover or Extras cover.
While we hope you find this information helpful, please note that it is general in nature. It is not health advice, and is not tailored to meet your individual health needs. You should always consult a trusted health professional before making decisions about your health care. While we have prepared the information carefully, we can’t guarantee that it is accurate, complete or up-to-date. And while we may mention goods or services provided by others, we aren’t specifically endorsing them and can’t accept responsibility for them. For these reasons we are unable to accept responsibility for any loss that may be sustained from acting on this information (subject to applicable consumer guarantees).
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