OSHC insurers provide a range of different OSHC plans.
The compulsory minimum (basic) OSHC plan will usually cover:
OSHC doesn’t cover treatments such as dental, optical or physiotherapy. If you would like cover for these, you can purchase Extras OSHC from an OSHC provider.
Another option is to buy private health insurance along with your OSHC to cover items that your OSHC does not cover. Benefits and costs vary between funds and insurance policies.
You can also choose to purchase travel insurance in addition to your OSHC as that can cover a range of health treatments as well.
There are only a few registered health insurers that offer OSHC. You can compare plans and prices by visiting the following websites:
The Department of Home Affairs requires overseas students to maintain OSHC for the duration of time they are in Australia.
For further information please visit the Private Health website.