Overseas Student Health Cover

You are required to have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the entire duration of your stay in Australia. If you need a new visa, you must also extend your OSHC.

For more information about UNSW's preferred OSHC provider and how to extend your cover please go to: http://www.medibank.com.au/overseas-students/uni-nsw.aspx

UNSW preferred OSHC provider

UNSW's preferred OSHC provider is Medibank Private. Medibank Overseas Student Health Cover does not include Dental and Optical; however, you can purchase Medibank Overseas Student Health Cover plus Member's Choice optional extras and for an additional monthly fee you can be covered for the following:

  • Dental
  • Dental Prosthetics
  • Optical
  • Physiotherapy
  • Chiropractic
  • Acupuncture
  • Remedial Massage Therapists

For more information about OSHC Medibank extras:

Dental cover

OSHC does not cover dental, optical or physiotherapy. If you want to be covered for these treatments you will need to buy additional private health insurance (extra OSHC), such as:

  • Extra OSHC provided by some OSHC providers;
  • International travel insurance; or
  • General treatment cover with any Australian private health insurer. You can find a list of these providers and search for the one that suits you best at http://www.privatehealth.gov.au