Visitor’s health insurance that covers you for the basics

Includes unlimited emergency ambulance cover.+

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  • Overseas Visitor Health Insurance
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    $ 61 64 / fortnight
    $ 134 / month

    For those visiting Australia who are fit and healthy, but want the peace of mind of being covered 'just in case' the unexpected occurs. Plus join today to have the 2 month waiting periods waived to give you even greater peace of mind against the unexpected*

    For those visiting Australia who are fit and healthy, but want the peace of mind of being covered 'just in case' the unexpected occurs. Plus join today to have the 2 month waiting periods waived to give you even greater peace of mind against the unexpected*

    What's included

    Hospital

    Helps you pay for your accommodation and medical costs for included medical procedures in hospital. This includes charges for treatment you receive from doctors, specialists, surgeons and anaesthetists.
    • MediumCover that excludes services such as obstetrics and fertility treatments, hip & knee joint replacements and renal dialysis.
    • $300 excess per person

    Medical

    Helps you pay for most medical procedures that happen outside of a hospital (at a GP clinic). This includes treatment by a doctor for things like a flu or a stomach illness. It also includes pathology and radiology specialists (they order blood tests and x-rays).
    • Included

    Extras

    • None
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Join today and pay your first month and we'll waive the initial 2 month waiting periods*

*Offer for new members on new memberships who join Medibank’s Overseas Visitor Health Insurance by 31 July 2018. Must set up direct debit or payroll when joining or pay the first month’s premium upfront (being $134 for singles cover, $268 for couples cover or $281 for families or single parent covers). All other waiting periods apply including 12 months for Pre-existing Conditions (PECs). Excludes all other covers. Not available with any other offer 

Here are two popular visas that Medibank’s covers are generally suitable for:

Visa 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 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

The cost of medical treatment

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 private healthcare system.

The public healthcare system (Medicare)

Medicare is the public healthcare system that gives most 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 replaces it. Medibank provides private health insurance (also known as overseas health cover) to overseas students, visitors and workers to help with the cost of services provided in the private healthcare system. This includes emergency ambulance trips and a range of treatments in a private hospital.

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*Only at Members’ Choice providers. Up to annual limits. Members’ Choice providers are not available in some areas – ask us for details. Waiting periods apply including 12 months for some dental services. +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.