If you are an international student travelling on a student visa to Australia, you must have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the entire duration of your visa in Australia. This will help you pay if you need to visit the doctor or go to the hospital.
When you come to Australia from overseas to study, you must have OSHC. This includes cover for visits to the doctor, some hospital treatment, ambulance services and some medicines. If you bring any dependants (for example, your spouse or children under 18 years old) they must also have OSHC.
OSHC is only available for student visa holders. You must show you have arranged OSHC at the time of your student visa application.
There are many different insurance companies who provide OSHC products. You can find more information, including a list of companies who provide OSHC and their average costs, on the Department of Health website.
Your OSHC policy must last for the duration of your stay in Australia. For more information about OSHC, see the Department of Home Affairs website.
Hawthorn-Melbourne can organise your OSHC for you through Allianz Global Assistance. The policy is comprehensive and designed for international students.
Some of the benefits of Allianz OSHC are:
If you would like us to organise your health insurance, please complete the Overseas Student Health Cover section in your Application Form. We will include the OSHC cover period when we issue your eCoE for your visa application.
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