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Overseas Student Health Cover OSHC

Overseas Student Health Cover - Oshc

All international students are required to take out Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) before arriving in Australia.

As an international student in Australia, you are required to have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the entire duration of your study in Australia.

Overseas student health cover (OSHC) is insurance that provides cover on the costs for medical and hospital care which international students may need while in Australia. It includes cover for visits to the doctor, some hospital treatment, ambulance cover and limited pharmaceuticals (medicines). OSHC insurers can provide a range of different OSHC products. These may range from a basic product which covers only the compulsory minimum services to comprehensive products which cover, in addition to the compulsory minimum services, extra services as specified under the particular policy.

For further information please visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

OSHC fees are payable for the length of your student visa. Both Single and Family rates are available. In the event that you nominate for ACCCO to apply for OSHC on your behalf, please ensure to request this service on your enrolment form. 

Some health insurance providers in Brisbane include:

OSHC Australia offers a service to compare health insurance options in Brisbane.

For more information about Overseas Student Health Cover, visit the Department of Health and Ageing website.

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