Are you planning on working in Australia on a Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457)? Keep in mind that you’re required to maintain adequate health insurance during your time here.
We offer Overseas Visitors Health Cover (OVHC) that’s designed for international visitors on visas including the subclass 457 visa, that:
The subclass 457 visa allows skilled workers to travel to Australia and work for an approved business sponsor for up to four years.
You may also be able to bring eligible family members to Australia with you.
To qualify for the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457), you must:
The business can only sponsor you for this visa if they can’t find an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia to undertake the skilled work.
For more information, visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.
The Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection requires you to maintain adequate health insurance for yourself and any family you bring with you while on a subclass 457 visa, unless your country has a reciprocal health care agreement with Australia.
We offer an Overseas Visitors Health Cover (OVHC) policy that meets visa condition 8501 for the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) and gives you access to a range of benefits to help you stay healthy while you’re in Australia.
We offer two levels of OVHC cover – Budget Visitors (hospital only) and Visitors Plus – so you can choose the option that best suits your needs.
Depending on the type of cover you choose, OVHC may cover you for: