Student Health Cover

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

International students attending formal studies in Australia and their family members (e.g., spouses and children under 18) must obtain OSHC. This cover includes doctor visits, some hospital treatments, ambulance coverage, and limited medications. Various insurers offer different OSHC products, ranging from basic coverage to comprehensive plans with additional services. For more information on OSHC, including a list of providers, visit www.privatehealth.gov.au. The Department of Home Affairs requires foreign students to maintain OSHC during their stay in Australia. For further details, visit the Department of Home Affairs website.