- Overseas Health Cover
- Emergency Contact
HEALTH & SAFETY
Overseas students’ health cover(OSHC)
All international students must have current health insurance while studying in Australia – this is a visa regulation. The only exceptions are Swedish and Norwegian students, who will be required to pay up front for their medical service.
The OSHC covers basic medical services and emergency ambulance transport. Additional cover is available for services not covered by OSHC, such as dental, physiotherapy and optical services. Contact your education institution for more details about the OSHC card
Wherever you are in Australia, if there’s a life-threatening emergency, call 000 (zero zero zero). It’s a free call, even from your mobile. An operator will answer and will ask which of the following services you need: Police | Fire | Ambulance
If you’re not sure which one you need just tell the operator what you are calling about and they will help guide you. If you don’t speak English, tell the operator your language and you will be connected to a translator who will be able to assist.