So you’re in Australia? Or are you planning to visit? Your intentions for being in Australia notwithstanding, it is imperative that you get a health insurance cover for yourself. This is especially true if the country of your citizenship and Australia do not have a Reciprocal Healthcare Agreement (RHA). Footing every penny of the medical bills while Australia is a scary prospect. It can burn a hole in your pocket.
If you have a 500 Visa (Student Visa to Australia), it is compulsory that you have to buy OSHC for Australia. If you have already finished your studies, and are functioning as a working professional in Australia, the Home Affairs Department mandates that you purchase Overseas Visitor Health Cover (OVHC).
Even if you are only visiting, and have a 600 Visa, it is highly recommended for you to purchase OVHC.
Enjoy a tension-free visit by buying adequate health cover for your Australia trip.