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image placeholderCOVID-19 Information for OSHC members is available on the Allianz Care Australia website, and includes information regarding COVID vaccination. The updated Pregnancy Fact Sheet from Allianz Care Australia is also available (please refer to the Reference documents).

For any enquiries relating to your OSHC, please contact Allianz Care Australia on

Ph:  13 67 42 (Within Australia) or

Ph: +61 7 3305 8841 (Overseas) or 

Email: oshcact@allianz-assistance.com.au.

It is a condition of an Australian student visa that the student holds valid overseas student health cover (OSHC) for the entire duration of their study in Australia. OSHC is a private health care arrangement which helps cover the costs of medical treatments should you get sick or have an accident.

Holding health insurance in your home country does not exempt you from the obligation of having OSHC. Exemptions from the requirement of OSHC only applies for the following students who are:

  • Norwegian students covered by the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme;
  • Swedish students covered by Kammarkollegiet; and,
  • Belgian students covered under the Reciprocal Health Care Agreement with Australia.

A spouse or legally recognised de facto partner and/or dependent children of a student will be covered by OSHC as long as the policy is for family cover.

The physical OSHC cards for students are no longer available, and it is strongly recommended that students download the Allianz MyHealth App (please refer to the Reference documents for Allianz MyHealth App Instructional Guide for instructions).

However, this preference does not restrict you from obtaining OSHC from a provider of your choice. A list of approved providers can be found on the Australian Government website for Private Health.

If you have been living or studying in Australia prior to attending ANU, or if you currently hold private health cover in Australia, make sure your cover is approved for OSHC and is extended for the length of your new visa.

More information about OSHC can be found on the Australian Government's Study in Australia website.

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