Looking to study in Australia?

You’ll need Overseas Student Health Cover if you want to study in Australia.

Why do overseas students need health insurance?

International visitors, including international students, to Australia are generally not eligible for funding from Australia’s national health care system.

Like most countries in the world, health care costs in Australia can be expensive. Even a few days in hospital for a routine operation can cost thousands of dollars in hospital charges and doctors’ fees.

Overseas Student Health Cover is designed to help reduce the costs of hospital and medical needs while you’re in Australia. The benefits available to you will depend on your level of cover, however you can expect to receive benefits across doctor visits (also known as a GP), hospital treatments and and out of hospital treatments, such as x-rays, blood tests and prescription medicines.

More information about studying and living in Australia

What you need to know about the Australian healthcare system

We’ve put together a guide to the Australian healthcare system, so you’ll know how to get help should you or your family need it while you’re here.

Should you go to the doctor, or the hospital emergency department?

There's a lot of confusion about when you should visit a doctor (GP), or call an ambulance to take you to the hospital emergency department.

Medibank Overseas Student Health Cover

Overseas student health cover with Medibank

Find health cover to match your needs while you're in Australia, plus take out Overseas Student Health Cover with Medibank and receive your visa health insurance certificate as soon as you purchase online.

Important Australian numbers and websites

A list of national and state numbers in case of an emergency.


 

Staying in Australia after your course ends

Your course is over, so now what? If you’re eligible for a 485 visa, you could enjoy Australia for a bit longer. Here are our tips on what to do after you finish studying.

What health insurance do I need for my Australian visa?

Are you planning on visiting Australia for work, study or travel? If the answer is yes, you will need to apply for a visa.

 

Why choose Medibank's Overseas Student Health Cover?

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Visa compliant cover

Medibank Overseas Student Health Cover meet the requirements set out by the Australian Government and are 100% compliant for applying for or renewing, a Student visa.

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24/7 Medibank Student Health and Support Line

Need support? You can call 1800 887 283 anytime for health advice from a registered nurse, counselling services, emergency legal advice, travel document assistance, interpreter service and more.

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Receive your insurance certificiate online

Receive your insurance certificate to include in your visa application as soon as you purchase online.

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Protect against the unexpected

Unlimited emergency ambulance services Australia-wide +

More benefits from your cover

If you hold Medibank’s OSHC (Overseas Student Health Cover), you have access to a 24/7 Student Health and Support Line for:

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24/7 Medibank Nurse

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Emergency legal advice

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Travel document assistance

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Counselling services

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Interpreter service

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Health system guide

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Living in Australia support

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Family and friends message service

Information about healthcare terms

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.

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Contact us

Speak to one of our friendly staff about your cover options. 

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Visit in-store

Wherever you are in Australia, let us help you find the nearest store to you.

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扫描二维码或搜索Medibank_AU,获取新会员优惠、促销资讯以及健康信息和中文服务。

Things you should 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.

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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