When you apply for your visa, you must either:
- produce a valid Medicare card or receipt of enrolment with Medicare, or
- provide evidence that you and anyone included in your application have arranged health insurance in Australia.
Providing the Health Insurance Standard Template Letter completed by an insurance provider with your application is sufficient evidence that the insurance meets the minimum level of coverage required.
If you hold a passport from a country where Australia has reciprocal health care agreements (RHCA), you might satisfy the health insurance requirement. More information is available at
Department of Human Services website.