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The importance of health insurance in Australia

If you’re coming to Australia to work, study, live or visit, the last thing you want to worry about is what happens if you get sick or have an accident. As an international visitor, you may not be eligible for cover with Medicare, Australia’s public health care system.

Bupa Australia offers a range of health insurance products specifically designed for people coming to Australia to work, study, live or visit. On some overseas visitors visas, it is a requirement that you have an adequate level of private health insurance prior to departure in order for a visa to be granted. For those applying for Subclass 457 visas, all of Bupa’s overseas visitor working visa products meet the minimum level of cover required as set by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

Whatever your class of visa, Bupa has a level of cover to suit your needs, and you can join online before you arrive so you’re covered when you get here.

Bupa Australia

Bupa Australia is the largest privately managed health insurer in the country. It is part of the global Bupa health and care group, which looks after the health needs of more than 10 million people in over 190 countries.

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We offer a range of health covers designed especially for the needs of overseas visitors to Australia who have working visas. We offer a range of health covers designed especially for the needs of overseas visitors who are in Australia for family or leisure. If you're in Australia on a student visa, we offer health cover designed especially for overseas students. Check out our wide range of health covers for migrants with a permanent resident visa.
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Please note: If you are applying for a 457 Long Stay Working Visa, all our working visa health covers meet the minimum level of insurance required as set out by the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC).