Australian Unity's head company, Australian Unity Limited, is a mutual. Australian Unity customers are associated with the product or service that they buy. Eligible Australian Unity customers can become Members, or owners, of our head company, Australian Unity Limited. Our board determines the basis upon which Australian Unity customers can become Members of Australian Unity Limited.
Consistent with the health insurance industry, we refer to our health insurance customers as 'members' and this will not change. Eligible health insurance members who hold a health insurance policy (other than overseas visitors' cover) with Australian Unity will remain a health insurance member but additionally will be an Australian Unity Member and eligible for the benefits that brings.
All customers who hold an eligible product or service qualify for Australian Unity Membership. Customers who hold an eligible product or service for a continuous period of two years will automatically qualify for Australian Unity Guardian Membership. Australian Unity Guardian Members are able to have a say in how the company is run by voting at our AGMs. Eligible retirement community residents become Australian Unity Guardian Members upon taking up residence at their village.
Yes, it is free and exclusive to Australian Unity Members.