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Visitor health insurance for 601 visa holders

Visiting Australia on a 601 visa? Overseas Visitor Health Cover (OVHC) can insure you for unexpected medical costs. Compare OVHC policies below, from just $51/month.

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Name Product Visa Compliant Hospital Cover Dental Pregnancy Cover GP Visits Medical Repatriation Price
Allianz Care Australia Budget Visitors Cover
From $103.95 per month
From $103.95 per month.
Allianz Care Australia Standard Visitors Cover
From $198.60 per month
From $198.60 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 I need health insurance on a 601 visa?

It's recommended that you hold health insurance when you come to Australia. Overseas Visitors Health Cover (OVHC) policies are designed specifically for visitors.

The Reciprocal Health Care Agreement (RHCA)

Australia has a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement (RHCA) with the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, Sweden, The Netherlands, Finland, Belgium, Norway, Slovenia, Malta and Italy. If you're from one of these countries, you can access the public health system Medicare.

RHCA countries that don't require health insurance

However, Medicare doesn't include everything. For instance, it doesn't cover ambulance fees or out of hospital services like dental, optical and physio – but health insurance can.

What does OVHC pay benefits towards?

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

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