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Health insurance requirements
Medical treatment in Australia can be very expensive. It is
recommended that you take out health insurance for your
period of stay in Australia. You will not be covered by
Australia’s national health scheme, unless you are covered by a
reciprocal health care agreement.
If you are seeking a long stay Visitor visa – Tourist stream or are
75 years of age or over
You may be asked to provide evidence with your application
that you have health insurance to cover your stay in Australia.
More information about health insurance is available from the
Changes in your situation
If your situation changes while your application is being
processed, or after your visa is granted, you must notify the
Department. This includes changes to your passport details,
personal details or contact details. Further information on
what you need to do is available at
What is immigration assistance?
A person gives immigration assistance if he or she uses, or
purports to use, his or her knowledge or experience in
migration procedure to assist a person with matters related
under the Migration Act 1958.
The most common times assistance is provided is during visa
application processes, visa cancellation processes or
sponsorship processes (including monitoring or sanctions).
Note: Immigration assistance does not include simply filling in
an application form, translating or interpreting or passing on
information about an application without comment or
Registered migration agents
A registered migration agent is a person who is registered with
the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority
(OMARA) to provide immigration assistance.
If operating in Australia, migration agents must be registered
with the OMARA.
Information on registered migration agents, including how to
find one, is available on the OMARA website
A legal practitioner is a lawyer who holds an Australian legal
practising certificate (whether restricted or unrestricted)
granted under a law of an Australian state or territory.
Legal practitioners can provide immigration assistance in
connection with legal practice.
Information on legal practitioners, including how to find one,
is available on the Law Council of Australia website.
Information on legal practitioners can also be sought from the
relevant state or territory legal professional bodies.
Method of payment
Make your payment electronically through the ‘My Payments’
section of ImmiAccount. Sign into, or create, your
ImmiAccount and select My Payments>Manage
Payments>Pre-Pay Paper Service, at
Integrity of application
The Department is committed to maintaining the integrity of
the visa and citizenship programs. In relation to this
application, if you or a member of your family unit:
• provide, or have provided in a previous application,
fraudulent documents or false or misleading information
(knowingly or not); and/or
• fail to satisfy, or have failed to satisfy in a previous
application, the Minister of your or their identity;
this visa application may be refused and you, and any
members of your family unit, may become unable to be
granted a visa for specified periods of time, as set out in
If documents are found to be fraudulent or information to be
incorrect after the grant of a visa, the visa may subsequently
Visa validity and conditions
This is a temporary visa. This visa generally allows stays of 3 or
6 months in Australia, although a stay of up to 12 months can
be granted. The visa period is determined on a case by case
basis and may
be less than the period you requested. A stay beyond
12 months is ONLY granted where ‘exceptional circumstances
A visa may be granted for a single entry or multiple entries
within a specified period.
Visitors to Australia must be willing and able to comply with
their visa conditions while in Australia. If you are unwilling
or unable to comply with these conditions you should not
apply for a visa. If you do not comply with your visa
conditions, your visa may be cancelled or you may be subject
to other penalties.
If you are granted a visa, carefully check the details and
conditions on your grant letter. You can also check your visa
details and conditions using Visa Entitlement Verification
Online system (VEVO). Further information on VEVO is
All applicants must meet Australia’s health requirements. You
may be required to undergo a chest x-ray and medical
examination in order to meet the criteria for the grant of a
subclass 600 visa.
Please follow any directions given by the visa processing officer
as to medical or x-ray examinations that may be required.
Additional information regarding the health requirement
for entry into Australia is available on the Department’s website