Guides and Articles

How to raise a refund request

Guideline to raise any refund request.

What to do if you get sick in Australia

Here is a simple guide to help you get the right medical attention if you need it.

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Working in Australia as an international student

Finding a part-time or casual job is a great way to make some extra cash and support yourself during your overseas study adventure.

What you need to know about the Australian healthcare system

Should you go to the doctor, or the hospital emergency department?

There's a lot of confusion about when you should visit a doctor (GP), or call an ambulance to take you to the hospital emergency department.

Coping with stress as a student

Whether you’re an Aussie or here on a student visa, studying can be stressful. Maybe you’ve got too many assignments, an important exam coming up, or just feeling overwhelmed or homesick.

How to tell someone about your STI

Telling others about your STI can be daunting, here’s how to make it easier.

12 things you need when travelling Australia

How to stay sane ahead of exams

With exam period drawing ever closer you might be feeling overwhelmed. Here’s how to get through your revision and stay sane ahead of those all-important exams.

Home sweet home: How to find accommodation in Australia

You’ve chosen where you’re going to study, researched your student visa requirements, and decided on Medibank for your health insurance (good choice!), but what about your accommodation?

What is extras cover?

Medibank Extras cover can help with the costs of your glasses, teeth cleaning, physio and more.

Staying in Australia after your course ends

Your course is over, so now what? If you’re eligible for a 485 visa, you could enjoy Australia for a bit longer. Here are our tips on what to do after you finish studying.

What is a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement?

If you get sick or have an accident while in Australia, the medical bills can be quite expensive. But visitors from certain countries may be able to access Medicare, the Australian public health system. Read on to find out if you’re eligible.

Preparing for your appointment with a specialist

Preparing for your appointment with a specialist

Make sure you know when and how to make a specialist appointment, as well as what questions to ask along the way.

Understanding Australia's history and first peoples

Understanding Australia's history and first peoples

To help broaden your understanding, we've pulled together helpful resources for you to learn about Australia's rich history and vibrant culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.

Graduating soon and planning to work in Australia?

Medibank offers a range of health cover options that meet the health insurance requirements of working and graduate visas. Plus exisiting Medibank and ahm Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) members who join eligible Overseas Workers Health Cover could receive 1 month free.*  Must use promo code: WORKERS1.

*    Offer for existing Medibank and ahm members on Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) who join any of the following eligible Overseas Workers products: Overseas Workers Base Hospital, Overseas Workers Standard Hospital and Medical, Overseas Workers Advanced Hospital and Medical, or Overseas Workers Premium Hospital, Medical and Extras. Must quote promo code ‘WORKERS1’ upon time of join. Must maintain direct debit and hold eligible product for 3 continuous months from the policy start date to get the fourth month free. Excludes all other Hospital and Extras covers, Corporate Covers, and Overseas Health Covers. Not available with any other offer. 

Things you should know

While we hope you find this information helpful, please note that it is general in nature. It is not health advice, and is not tailored to meet your individual health needs. You should always consult a trusted health professional before making decisions about your health care. While we have prepared the information carefully, we can’t guarantee that it is accurate, complete or up-to-date. And while we may mention goods or services provided by others, we aren’t specifically endorsing them and can’t accept responsibility for them. For these reasons we are unable to accept responsibility for any loss that may be sustained from acting on this information (subject to applicable consumer guarantees).