- Overseas Visitors Cover
- Overseas Visitors Cover, is it for me?
- Benefits of having Overseas Visitors Cover
- How do I purchase Overseas Visitors Cover with iSelect?
- Ambulance services
- Choosing the right Cover
- Eligibility for Overseas Visitor Cover
- Reciprocal Health Care Agreements (RHCA)
- Waiting periods for Overseas Visitor Cover
- How to claim benefits
- Who is covered?
- Australian Health System
- What is covered?
- 457 Work Visa
- Policy Details
- 417 Working Holiday Visa
- What is not covered?
- Renewing your Overseas Visitor Cover
- Overseas Student Health Cover
- Travel within Australia
- Retirement/Investor Retirement Visa
- 411 Exchange Visa
- 416 Special Program Visa
- 419 Visiting Academic Visa
- 420 Entertainment Visa
- 442 Occupational Trainee Visa
- Bridging Visa
- 482 TSS Visa
- Permanent Residency
Overseas Visitor 457 Work Visa
Congratulations on your decision to work in Australia, we know it’s one you won’t regret.
You’ve probably heard it a thousand times, but it’s true – the most important thing in the world is your health. Because of our famous outdoor lifestyle, Australia is a great place to get fit and improve your health, but sometimes things happen that are outside of your control.
To ensure your stay in Australia is a safe and prosperous one, it’s really important that you’re able to access high quality medical treatment if and when you need it. In fact, if you intend to work in Australia under a subclass 457 visa, it’s a condition of your visa that you maintain an adequate level of health insurance during your stay.
457 Visa requirements
When you apply for a subclass 457 visa, you have to provide evidence that you’ve made adequate arrangements for health insurance that will cover you and your accompanying family members while you’re here. If you can’t provide this evidence, your visa will not be granted.
457 visa health insurance
In most cases, to meet the conditions of the subclass 457 visa, you will need to purchase a private health insurance policy from one of Australia’s many 457 medical insurance providers. This can be a very complex purchasing decision, however we can help.
iSelect is Australia’s leading health insurance comparison service. We can save you money, time and effort by comparing Australian health insurance policies for you. Let us guide you through the process of comparing different policies.
Medicare & Reciprocal Health Care Agreements
If your country of origin has a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement (RHCA) with Australia, you may qualify for access to Australia’s Medicare system, and therefore meet the minimum conditions of the subclass 457 visa. To see if you qualify, you should visit the Medicare Australia website.
It is important to remember though that even if you do qualify for access to Medicare via a RHCA, that it only covers basic medical services. Many items such as ambulance, dental work, subsidised medicines and private patient hospital costs are not covered by Medicare Australia.
For more information visit:
Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship (www.immi.gov.au)
Medicare Australia (www.medicareaustralia.gov.au)