Yes, you certainly can. We can arrange a great deal if you fill an Enquiry form and attach your CoE and passports along with other information and try to secure better rates due to our wholesale agreement for Bupa Advantage Cover. We get access to the same prices which some Universities offer. Fill an Enquiry Form and we will get in touch with you soon and send you an official quotation.
We’re here to help you select the right health cover for your needs.
Bupa has an extensive range of overseas visitors cover and private health insurance options, including 457 visa health insurance. If you’d like to do your own research, this website contains lots of information about different health covers to suit a range of budgets and lifestyles, plus you can join online.
If you’d feel more comfortable talking to someone about your options, please don’t hesitate to call us on 134 135 from within Australia, or +61 3 9487 6400 from outside of Australia.
Bupa’s opening hours are:
8am – 8pm Monday to Friday and
9am – 1pm Saturday
(All times in AEST)
You can call us anytime to discuss at 0400 451 493
The following overseas visitor health covers meet the minimum level of insurance required as set out by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP):
- Platinum Visitors Cover
- Platinum Visitors Cover with Excess
- Gold Visitors Cover
- Gold Visitors Cover with Excess
- Essential Visitors Cover
- Essential Plus Visitors Cover
Find out more about our overseas visitors cover for working visa holders, including 457.
As long as you provide a valid email address on your application for cover, your verification letter will be emailed to you instantly.
If you are from a Reciprocal Healthcare Agreement (RHCA) country* and have a Reciprocal Medicare card, your access to Medicare may be limited.
To ensure you are covered for both inpatient and out-patient hospital services and treatment by a doctor or specialist in private practice, you will need to take out one of our overseas visitors health cover.
If you take out one of our health insurance covers for Australian residents, you will not be covered for out-patient hospital services and treatment by a doctor or specialist in private practice, which would result in large out-of-pocket expenses.
* Countries include Belgium, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden and United Kingdom.
There may be a number of reasons for this, for example:
- So you can claim the Australian Government Rebate on private health insurance
You are eligible for the Australian Government Rebate if you have a Reciprocal Medicare card and have Extras cover or Reciprocal Health Cover with us.
- To exempt you from the Medicare Levy Surcharge (MLS)
You are liable for the MLS if you: are from a country that has a Reciprocal Healthcare Agreement with Australia, have a Reciprocal Medicare card, and are working in Australia and earning over the MLS threshold amount.
Our office is based in Perth, Western Australia but work with Bupa across Australia and have our agents network spread around the world. Please feel free to call us or fill the Enquiry and we will get in touch
For further OVHC FAQ’s page of Bupa – click here
Unfortunately OVHC policies has to be charged for a minimum of one month after it has been issued. As you pay on a periodic basis, you only pay for the First month when the policy is issued.
However, for your convenience, we can postpone the dates in the future (as long as you want), we will be happy to show and guide you through the process.
Yes, if you fill an Enquiry form, we will work on your requirements and get you the best offers/price possible.