If you're making plans to visit or work in Australia, getting an appropriate level of health insurance may be a requirement for your visa.
And once you're here, Illnesses and accidents can happen at any time, and medical costs in Australia can be very high. Getting health insurance can help to protect you against some of these costs.
Once you select and purchase an Overseas Visitors Cover from Australian Unity, you will automatically receive your confirmation letter by email.
Yes you can.
If you want to help manage the cover, you'll also need to get them to complete a Delegated Authority Form. This form takes less than 5 minutes to complete and gives Australian Unity legal permission to deal with both the person who holds the health insurance and you as their delegated authority.
If you’d like to authorise another person to speak to Australian Unity on your behalf and to help manage your membership, you can learn more about Delegated Authority here.
Yes. Simply complete the Delegated Authority form and return it to Australian Unity. When completing the form, make sure you
Australian Unity will then be able to discuss your health insurance with that person. We have these measures in place to ensure that your privacy is protected.
Find out more on setting up Delegated Authority
Your health insurance needs to be paid in advance at all times, and can be paid up to a maximum of 12 months in advance. There are two ways you can pay your premiums:
Under some visas, you may be required to meet condition 8501. Condition 8501 means that you must have and maintain adequate health insurance for the whole of your stay in Australia.
All our Working Visa Covers meet condition 8501. None of our current Non-Working Visa Covers meet these requirements.