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OSHC Comparison

Your personal quote

We used the information you provided to recommend the following quotes. You can change your details and edit your quote at any time.

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Start date

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Select the date you will arrive in Australia. If you are unsure choose a date upto 28 days before your courses start date.

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If you are switching from another OSHC provider choose the day after your OSHC expires.

In order to keep your visa valid you must be covered for OSHC continuously.

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End date

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Your overseas student health cover(OSHC) must cover the full period of your visa. Your student visa can be granted upto the maximum duration outlined in the table below.

Duration of course
Add to your course end date
10 months or less
1 month
Over 10 months ending January - October
2 months
Over 10 months ending November - December
Select 15th March of the next year

For example: If your course is from 1 January 2014 to 1 September 2014 (this is under 10 months) then add one month to the course end date.

In this example your OSHC dates would be 1 January 2014 to 1 October 2014.

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Getting started with Student Health Cover

IDP gives you the freedom to choose. It’s easy to buy Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) online yourself, or you can do it with the help of an IDP counsellor.

How to use Student Health Cover

When you arrive in Australia, you may need to activate your OSHC policy and you can begin using it (but hopefully you won’t need to!). Here are some tips of making a claim.

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