Covering your medical costs
Allianz is our chosen provider of Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), which helps international students cover their medicals costs whilst in Australia.
As an international student, you must take out OSHC as a condition of your student visa. We arrange payment of OSHC to Allianz when you pay your fees and before you are issued with your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).
Need for medical insurance
- Medical treatment in Australia is expensive, and if you have an accident or get sick, insurance will cover many of your expenses.
- OSHC is a mandatory requirement of the student visa and the policy must cover the full length of your visa duration.
Cost of OSHC - premiums
You can receive a quick quote from the Allianz website for your OSHC premium.
Renewing a lapsed policy
If your OSHC membership has expired:
- You are in breach of your student visa
- You are not covered for any medical treatment
You can arrange to renew your lapsed OSHC policy at Macquarie University (go to the OSHC shop on Level 1, 8 Sir Christopher Ondaatje Ave, outside Globe Cafe) or online by visiting the OSHC insurer's website.
Doctors on campus
The Macquarie University Medical Service provides a comprehensive general practitioner service to all members of the University community. The MQ Health General Practice is located in Suite 305, Level 3/2 Technology Pl, Sydney NSW 2109. Find the Medical Service on the Campus Map.
You will need your Macquarie University Campus Card as well as your Allianz card to verify you have OSHC when visiting a Medical Service on or off campus.