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Overseas Visitors Health Cover

For visa subclass 600, 601, 651 and more. Enjoy your trip to Australia knowing your health insurance will help pay for the essential medical treatment you’re most likely to need.

Want 1 month free?

Join eligible Medibank Overseas Workers Health Cover or eligible Medibank Overseas Visitors Health Cover via Phone, Store, or Live Chat by 31 August 2020 and you could get one month free.1 New members only. Must use promo code: 1FREEOVC

Health insurance for visitors to Australia that includes the basics

Pays towards unlimited emergency ambulance services Australia-wide^, plus benefits if you have an Accident+, providing certainty during the uncertainty of travel.

Overseas Visitors Starter Hospital and Medical

from
$79.10
/ fortnight
$88.88 / month

This cover may only be purchased by policy holders who are aged 49 or under.

A mid level cover option for younger visitors to Australia who don’t require health cover for visa purposes (condition 8501), but want the peace of mind of having cover for more than the essentials (incl. Heart and vascular system services) during their time in Australia.

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Hospital

Pays benefits towards accommodation and medical costs for included medical procedures in hospital. This includes charges for treatment you receive from doctors, specialists, surgeons and anaesthetists.

  • Includes 26 common clinical categories of hospital treatment (incl. Heart and vascular system)
  • Accidental Injury Benefit+
  • Choice of $250 or $750 excess

Medical

Pays benefits towards included medical services in and out of hospital.

  • Pays 100% of the MBS fee
  • Inpatient medical services across 26 clinical categories
  • General Practitioner (GP) consultations
  • Other common out-of-hospital medical services (blood tests & x-rays)
  • Most Allied Health services billed with an MBS item number~

Extras

  • None

Overseas Visitors Everyday Hospital and Medical

from
$79.10
/ fortnight
$88.88 / month

A cover option suitable for those visiting Australia who are fit and healthy, don't require health cover for visa purposes (condition 8501) and only want cover for the essentials and accidents 'just in case' the unexpected occurs.

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Hospital

Pays benefits towards accommodation and medical costs for included medical procedures in hospital. This includes charges for treatment you receive from doctors, specialists, surgeons and anaesthetists.

  • Includes 24 common clinical categories of hospital treatment
  • Accidental Injury Benefit+
  • Choice of $250 or $500 excess

Medical

Pays benefits towards medical services in and out of hospital.

  • Pays 100% of the MBS fee
  • Inpatient medical services across 24 clinical categories
  • General Practitioner (GP) consultations
  • Other common out-of-hospital medical services (blood tests & x-rays)
  • Most Allied Health services billed with an MBS item number~

Extras

  • None

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.

+Any Excluded service will be treated as an Included service where you require hospital treatment as a result of injuries sustained in an Accident after joining this cover and within 12 months of the date the Accident occurred. The Accident must have occured in Australia while the cover was not suspended. Treatment must be sought within 7 days of the Accident. Excludes claims covered by third parties such as WorkCover.

 ~Services not provided by a doctor but are billed with an MBS item number. For example, eye checks and services related to chronic disease management plans. Excludes mental health services.

Here are two popular visas that Medibank’s Overseas Visitors Health Covers are generally suitable for:

Please note that if your visa is subject to Condition 8501 Overseas Visitors Health Cover may not be suitable.

This information below is sourced from the Department of Home Affairs' website and is accurate as of April 2019.

Visa subclass 600

The Visitor visa (subclass 600) allows you to stay in Australia as a visitor or a visitor for business purposes for 3, 6 or 12 months. This might be an appropriate visa if you’re taking a holiday, visiting family or friends or on a tour with a registered travel agent from China.

Visa subclass 651

The eVisitor (subclass 651) lets you visit Australia for up to 3 months at a time within a 12-month period. You can stay as a visitor or a visitor for business purposes.

Australia's healthcare system explained

Need a little extra help?

Find out more about things like waiting periods and pre-existing conditions in frequently asked questions (FAQs) or check our list of definitions in the glossary if you don’t know the meaning of a word or phrase.

 

Things you should know

1 Offer for new members on new memberships who join and start eligible Overseas Workers Health Cover or eligible Overseas Visitors Health Cover between 14 May 2020 and 31 August 2020 and who have not held Medibank health cover in previous 60 days. Must quote promo code 1FREEOVC and set up direct debit when joining. Must maintain direct debit and hold eligible product for 30 continuous days from the policy start date to get the second month free. Excludes Overseas Visitors Starter Hospital and Medical cover, all resident Hospital & Extras covers, Corporate covers, Overseas Student Health Cover, Travel Insurance, Pet Insurance, Funeral Insurance, Life Insurance & Income Protection, ahm covers and Medibank staff. Offer is available via Phone, Store and Live Chat only. Not available with any other offer, except Residential Extras 2&6 month waiver, ends 30 June 2020. For members who join Overseas Workers Premium Hospital, Medical and Extras between 14 May 2020 and 31 August 2020, 2&6 months waiting period on Extras may be waived.

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