Do subclass 600 (tourist) visa holders needs to have a health insurance

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Do subclass 600 (tourist) visa holders needs to have a health insurance

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Old 11-21-2013, 06:25 AM
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Do subclass 600 (tourist) visa holders needs to have a health insurance


I recently applied for a visitor visa subclass 600 (tourist) for my mum from overseas to get her stay in Australia for at least 7 months (with multiple entries). She got a phone call from one of the case officer and told her if she wanted to stay here for a year, she she needs to have a health insurance. I'm wondering if this is a must?

I am not prepared for the health insurance thingy (have looked around, the price is shocking )

Anyone have the same experience? Cheers

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Old 11-21-2013, 07:08 AM
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Absolutely...imagine if mum ended up in hospital, you'd probably end up bankrupt...

Have you tried getting her travel insurance from whatever country she hails from?


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Old 11-21-2013, 07:20 AM
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It is not a must but the immigration officer can ask for medical insurance. It is probably due to 1 year visa. Try BUPA visitor insurance, I found it to be very reasonable.

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