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Why choose Medibank?

Medibank is one of Australia’s leading private health insurers with over 40 years of experience, delivering health solutions to more than 3.7 million health insurance members. 

Medibank’s Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is 100% Student Visa compliant and will help pay towards a range of in-hospital and out-of-hospital medical services (e.g. doctor visits) whilst studying in Australia*. It also offers unlimited emergency ambulance services**. 

Medibank is passionate about providing international students with: 

  • Instant delivery of their OSHC Policy Certificate upon successful payment through an IDP counsellor 
  • 24/7 Student Health and Support Line for medical assistance from a registered nurse by phone  
  • Specialised multilingual customer service team fluent in 14 languages to assist with health cover queries 
  • A large network of Direct Billing doctors and health professionals who Medibank have an arrangement with 
  • Health and wellbeing programs


Students can also enjoy member offers and access to the Medibank Free + Active program.  

 For policy details please refer to the Medibank Essentials OSHC Cover Summary.  

* Waiting periods and exclusions apply.

**For ambulance attendance or transportation to a hospital where immediate medical attention is required, and your condition is such that you couldn’t be transported any other way.



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How to buy OSHC 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

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