600 visa health insurance

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Name Product Visa Compliant Hospital Cover Dental Pregnancy Cover GP Visits Medical Repatriation Price
Medibank Overseas Visitors Starter Hospital and Medical
From $51 per month
From $51 per month.
Allianz Care Australia Budget Visitors Cover
$5,000
From $97.50 per month
From $97.50 per month.
Medibank Overseas Visitors Everyday Hospital and Medical
From $147.00 per month
From $147.00 per month.
Allianz Care Australia Standard Visitors Cover
$5,000
From $164.97 per month
From $164.97 per month.
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Pricing is based on a single live in the State of New South Wales on a visa , and is not from a country that Australia has a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement (RHCA) with and is not eligible for cover under Medicare. Prices are accurate for 2020 but are subject to change.

Do 600 visa holders need health insurance?

Most 600 visa holders are required to have health insurance; it depends on the type of visa you are on:

  • Visitor visa (subclass 600) Tourist (apply in Australia). You need to meet condition 8501 of your visa – to have and maintain adequate health insurance for the whole of your stay in Australia.
  • Visitor visa (subclass 600) Tourist (apply outside Australia). You need to meet condition 8501 of your visa – to have and maintain adequate health insurance for the whole of your stay in Australia.
  • Visa (subclass 600) - Business Visitor. You're not legally required to have health insurance.
  • Visa (subclass 600) - Sponsored Family. You're not legally required to have health insurance.
  • Visa (subclass 600) - Approved Destination Status. You're not legally required to have health insurance.
  • Visa (subclass 600) - Frequent Traveller. You're not legally required to have health insurance.

What treatments does OVHC cover?

Overseas Visitors Health Cover (OVHC) is a type of private health insurance tailored to visa holders coming to work, live and visit Australia, like those on the 600 visa. It can cover you for:

Hospital
Hospital treatment, accommodation and theatre fees
surgeonr
Doctor, surgeon and specialist fees
Ambulance
Emergency ambulance transportation fees
Private contract
Prescriptions and General Practitioner (GP) consultations

Am I covered by Medicare on a 600 visa?

Australia's public healthcare system Medicare generally only covers Australian citizens and permanent residents. If you're a visitor, you aren't generally eligible for Medicare unless you are from a country that has a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement in place with Australia. You may be partially covered by Medicare if you're from one of the following countries which Australia has a RHCA with:

  • The United Kingdom
  • The Republic of Ireland
  • New Zealand
  • The Netherlands
  • Belgium
  • Italy
  • Malta
  • Sweden
  • Slovenia
  • Norway
  • Finland
Ambulance
Did you know?
An ambulance can cost over $1,800 in Australia and isn't covered by Medicare, unless you live in Queensland or Tasmania.

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