- Overseas Visitors Cover
- Overseas Visitors Cover, is it for me?
- Benefits of having Overseas Visitors Cover
- Choosing the right Cover
- Australian Health System
- Reciprocal Health Care Agreements (RHCA)
- Visa Requirements
- 457 Work Visa
- 417 Working Holiday Visa
- Overseas Student Health Cover
- Retirement/Investor Retirement Visa
- 411 Exchange Visa
- 416 Special Program Visa
- 419 Visiting Academic Visa
- 420 Entertainment Visa
- 442 Occupational Trainee Visa
- Bridging Visa
- Permanent Residency
- Policy Details
Overseas Visitor 417 Working Holiday Visa
Australia is a great place to enjoy a working holiday – you get the benefit of exploring Australia whilst earning an income to finance your adventures!
While you’re exploring our great country though, it’s good to have peace of mind that if anything unexpected happens, you’re taken care of. Should the need arise, you wouldn’t want any barriers in place preventing you from accessing medical care. That’s why health insurance is so important.
The reality is, to apply for a subclass 417 working holiday visa, you must have health insurance to cover your stay in Australia.
417 Visa requirements
When you apply for a subclass 417 visa, you have to be able to state that you have health insurance which adequately covers you while you’re in Australia. If you can’t, you risk your visa not being granted.
417 visa health insurance
As a 417 visa applicant, it is highly likely you will need to buy a health insurance policy from an Australian medical insurance provider. If you’ve ever purchased insurance before, then you’ll know what a complex decision it can be.
To save time, money and effort, you can use the iSelect website to help simplify this complex decision. iSelect takes all the leg work out of the comparison process and can match a policy to your specific needs – and best of all, our service is free!
Medicare & Reciprocal Health Care Agreements
There’s a chance your home country has a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement (RHCA) with Australia, which may enable you to access to Australia’s public health system. To determine if your home country has such an agreement with Australia, pay a visit to the Medicare Australia website.
For more information visit:
Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship (www.immi.gov.au)
Medicare Australia (www.medicareaustralia.gov.au)