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The Department of Home Affairs encourages all prospective visitors and residents, whether temporary or permanent, to have adequate health insurance coverage to meet their particular health needs while staying in Australia. Most insurance companies do not cover you while traveling to another country.
At EasyETA, we always recommend trip protection, which gives you peace-of-mind before and during your trip.
Did You Know?
If you apply for certain temporary visa subclasses, for example a Student visa you will be asked to provide evidence of adequate health insurance for the duration of your stay in Australia. More information on the health insurance requirement for temporary visa subclasses is available on our Australian visa page.
If you are 75 years of age or over, we strongly recommend you take out health insurance each time you travel to Australia. If you require treatment in a public hospital, you will not be covered by Australia’s national health scheme (Medicare), unless your home country has a reciprocal health care arrangement and you meet certain requirements.
Reciprocal health care agreements
Some of your costs for medically necessary care in Australia may be covered if your country has a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement with Australia. To find out what this means, and what the reciprocal agreement is with your country, visit the Department of Human Service site, or click here.