It is an Australian Government requirement for overseas students and their dependants to maintain self-funded medical and hospital cover for the duration of their stay in Australia. There are several companies that provide health cover.
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) cost:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) is a medical insurance policy for international students The OSHC does not cover dental treatment and certain specialized treatment. It may cover some of the prescription drugs, ambulance and hospital charges.
As per student visa compliance requirements students and their dependants are required to have a visa length health cover. Please contact Gabrielle, Level 4, 29-37 Bellevue Street, Surry Hills 2010 for information on fees and charges.
All international students are required to have a valid Overseas Student Health Cover policy for the duration of their stay in Australia. USQ SEC provides Overseas Student Health Cover via Medibank as an option. Should Students take a policy on their own accord they need to ensure the policy covers the duration of their student visa and a copy of their policy must be provided at the time of acceptance.
If you are accompanied by a spouse and/or dependent children, you will need to pay a family premium.
For more information on OSHC Medibank* visit http://www.medibank.com.au/Client/StaticPages/OSHCHome.aspx
*Please note fees are subject to change