OSHC In Australia: Information for International Students

It is a condition of your student visa that you must maintain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of your visa.

You will be required to purchase an OSHC before your student visa can be issued. OSHC is offered by several healthcare providers.

Understanding the Australian healthcare system

We have gathered some resources for you to learn more about healthcare in Australia. 

  • SA Health: The official government website for South Australian healthcare services.
  • Health Direct: A simplified overview of Australian Healthcare from the government. 
  • Medibank: The University's preferred OSHC provider. They also have an introduction to how an OSHC policy works.

All international students are required by the Department of Home Affairs to have health insurance for the duration of their visa.