Health Insurance on 457 Visa
Do subclass 457 visa holders need to have health insurance and if so who pays?
It is a requirement for visa grant that applicants have made adequate arrangements for health insurance for themselves and accompanying family members.
In addition, Condition 8501 requires all visa holders, including accompanying family members, maintain adequate arrangements for health insurance for the duration of their stay in Australia.
Failure to comply with a visa condition may result in your visa being cancelled.
Visa holders who are enrolled with Medicare under reciprocal health care arrangements will be considered as having met this requirement.
You must have adequate health insurance unless you are covered by Medicare. You should ensure that your insurance will provide at least the level of coverage required for the purpose of your stay. Your health insurer could be in either Australia or your home country.
Attachment A in the health insurance standard template letter (138 kB RTF) is a guide to the level of health insurance we will accept as adequate.
Your insurance must cover you and any members of your family who come with you to Australia.
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