Hi Mish,They have always been required. It is just that when you come from a PMV and then lodge a 820 you aren't required to get new medicals unless asked for them.
Is it the case for all PMV holder applying 820? Or is it just the case that you lodged 820 app before the initial medical for PMV expires?
Just like to get this clarified because I am likely going to be applying for the 820 before the PMV health check expires. ANd I hate to re-take the medicals. It's expensive in Australia!