Whether you are working in Australia or having a holiday here, we hope that you have more enjoyable things to think about than how you’re going to pay for the cost of healthcare if you get sick or have an accident.
The healthcare system in Australia is regarded to be amongst the best in the world, but the cost of treatment can be expensive.
Overseas visitors cover is an excellent way to ensure that you are covered.
Bupa’s overseas visitors cover helps to cover you for treatment in and out of hospital and allows you to choose when and where you are treated as well as giving you the option of choosing your doctor or specialist.
Our health insurance is designed to meet your needs and is ideal if you:
Our covers are divided into working visa and non-working visa visitors health insurance.
For overseas visitors who are permitted to work in Australia, we have three levels of working visa health cover, ranging from basic to comprehensive.
All the above options include outpatient pharmacy benefits, full cover for ambulance and repatriation, and meet the minimum level of health insurance required as set out by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) on selected visas (including 457).
If you are applying for a 457 Long Stay Working Visa, the following overseas visitor health covers meet the minimum level of insurance required as set out by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP):
Select any of the above levels of cover with Bupa and we will email you a verification cover letter for DIBP within four business days.
Visit our FAQs to find out more about our overseas visitor covers for working visa holders including 457.
To ensure you are covered for both inpatient and out-patient hospital services and treatment by a doctor or specialist in private practice, you will need to take out one of our overseas visitor health covers.
Find out more about the Australian Health System and what it means for you.
For overseas visitors not permitted to work in Australia, we have three levels of non-working visa health cover, ranging from basic to comprehensive.
All the above options include outpatient pharmacy benefits full cover for ambulance services.
If you have requirements on your visa to maintain an adequate level of health insurance during your stay, Bupa can email you a verification cover letter for DIBP within four business days upon request.
If you’re on a student visa that doesn’t require Overseas Student Health Cover, or a visa that allows you to legally work in Australia temporarily, this may be an option for you. Some treatment exclusions apply.
This cover is available under Single or Couple membership only (Family membership not available), is restricted to visitors under 50 years of age and only suitable for the following visa types:
476 Skilled – Recognised Graduate (Temporary) Visa
400 Short Stay Temporary Work Visa
417 Working Holiday Visa
462 Work and Holiday Visa
419 Visiting academic Visa
470 Professional Development Visa
600 Visitor Visa~
601 Electronic Travel Authority Visa~
651 eVisitor Visa~
~Documentation to confirm enrolment in an Australian university, English language centre or other educational institution will be required for this visa subclass.
Please note: This cover does not meet the minimum level of health insurance as set out by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) on selected visas (including 457).
For more information on overseas visitors health insurance please refer to our Visitors Cover Brochure (PDF, 3.8mb) or get in touch with us. Give us a call, on 134 135 (from within Australia) or 61 3 9487 6400 (from outside Australia) today.
If you have any questions or need assistance:
Call us on 134 135