We recommend that all students purchase private health insurance. Students on a student visa are required to buy Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). Working Holiday and Tourist Visa holidays are not required to have OSHC, but it is recommended. In Australia there are two medical insurance methods: public and private. Public health insurance is not available to international students, so students must apply for private health insurance. There are many providers who will usually cover the following for less than $20 per month:
- Hospital Cover
- Ambulance Cover
- Visits to Doctors
- Visits to Specialists
- Discounts on prescription medicines
Speak to us at the reception for a recommendation, or help applying.