Frequently Asked Questions
As most overseas visitors or workers are not eligible for Medicare (our publicly funded healthcare for residents and citizens), getting an appropriate level of health insurance is a requirement for a range of visitors visas. Some visa subclasses must purchase, and provide proof of acceptable OVHC when applying for their visa and maintain cover for the entire time they are in Australia.
Depending on the type of cover you buy, your visitors cover will keep you protected against some of the costs of medical treatment if you get sick or have an accident. Some treatments can cost thousands of dollars!
CBHS International Health's visitors cover is health cover for visitors looking to work within Australia. It’s part of the requirements for a range of visas when coming to Australia. OVHC is health insurance that complies to the standard set by the Department of Home Affairs (DoHA). These products are only available to overseas visitors with visa condition 8501.