457 Subclass Visa Health Cover Insurance - Allianz Global Assistance

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.

Overseas Visitors Health Cover

We offer Overseas Visitors Health Cover (OVHC) that’s designed for international visitors on visas including the subclass 457 visa, that:

  • offers Australia-wide medical and health cover if something happens to you during your stay
  • meets visa condition 8501
  • secures your health insurance certificate immediately.

About the subclass 457 visa

What the visa lets you do

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.

Are you eligible?

To qualify for the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457), you must:

  • be sponsored by an approved business
  • have the required skills to fill a position nominated by the approved business (must be an approved occupation).

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

Health insurance requirements

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:

  • medical services provided in hospital
  • some prescription medicines
  • emergency ambulance transport
  • medical services provided by a general practitioner or specialist
  • medical tests outside of hospital, and more.