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Overseas Visitors Health Cover News

19/05/2016 - 5:00pm

For some years, Australia has been accommodating to skilled workers arriving on 457 visas. Employers get a larger pool of talent from which they can choose potential job candidates, and jobseekers have the attraction of living and working in one of the most diverse countries in the world.

04/06/2015 - 6:08pm

Australia is an attractive place to work for many people all over the world. On top of the typically warm climate and a famously laid-back culture, our economy supports people who want to lend their skills to our talent pool.

After all, we're the sixth biggest country in the world with a population around a third the size of the UK and one-fourteenth that of the US, so there's room to grow.

05/05/2015 - 11:56am

Australia is an attractive place for foreign citizens to come and work. Our weather is the envy of much of the world, and when you consider such natural wonders as Uluru, The Great Barrier Reef, and our miles of white sand beaches, it's easy to see why many choose to join us Down Under.

There's also the relatively healthy job market, which welcomes workers who have particular skills, allowing our economy to strengthen in the process.

01/12/2014 - 8:44am

Getting out and travelling the world - no matter what your age - can be one of the great joys in life. When you're young, the opportunity to live and work in another country will always be an attractive prospect.

However, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has reinforced that it's now more important than ever for young people travelling to Australia to understand their 457 visas. 

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12/11/2014 - 8:28am

Australia is known for attracting workers from all over the world. On Aussie shores, many can find their skills put to use, and the economy often sees the benefit.

Which is why we have the 457 visa program, to ensure skilled individuals continue to come and add their experience across all states and territories.

Towards the end of the year, Australia has around 25,000 migrant workers in the country, according to a June release by the Department of Immigration and Border Control.

05/11/2014 - 4:11pm

The world is an increasingly smaller place - or so it is said. With almost any country on Earth accessible by a mere day's flight, it seems more people are taking the opportunity to work abroad.

We see this on a global scale, with millions of people heading abroad to offer their skills to different regions and reinforce some of the most important industries worldwide.

Written by: Jethro Still
03/03/2014 - 9:32pm

Employers who have multiple international workers on their staff may benefit from recently announced changes to 457 visa nominations.

From February 14 this year, the government removed the ceiling on nominations for 457 visas. This means employers are no longer bound by the number of nominations they initially requested on their Standard Business Sponsorship (SBS) applications.

This is great news for employers whose businesses have expanded and need to take on additional staff but have reached their nomination limit.

26/02/2014 - 8:25pm

If you're living internationally but planning to visit and work in Australia this year, it is important you understand your visa requirements, including your health insurance needs.

Certain visas - such as the 485 temporary graduate visa and the 457 temporary work visa - require adequate Australian health insurance to be held during the entire duration of an individual's stay in Australia.

09/01/2014 - 10:59pm

If you are an international student looking to study in Australia, you will most likely need to arrange Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

Health insurance cover is an important safety net to ensure visitors who intend to study Down Under can meet the costs of medical and hospital treatments they may require while in Australia.

Who needs OSHC?

06/01/2014 - 3:18pm

Working visitors to Australia who qualify for the subclass 457 visa are required to purchase adequate health insurance for their time in the country.

On September 14 2009 it became a legal requirement for subclass 457 applicants to make Australian health insurance arrangements for themselves and any family members accompanying them to the country.

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