OSHC insurers provide a range of different OSHC plans.
The compulsory minimum (basic) OSHC plan will usually cover:
OSHC doesn’t cover treatments such as dental, optical or physiotherapy. You can purchase Extras OSHC from an OSHC provider if you want cover for these.
Another option is to buy private health insurance along with your OSHC to cover items that OSHC does not cover. Benefits and costs vary between funds and insurance policies.
You can also purchase travel insurance in addition to your OSHC, which can cover various health treatments. .
There are only a few registered health insurers that offer OSHC. You can compare plans and prices by visiting the following websites:
The Department of Home Affairs requires overseas students to maintain OSHC for their duration in Australia.
For further information, please visit the Private Health website.