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Information for overseas visitors

Learn more about the benefits of GU Health cover and how the Australian healthcare system works.

Benefits of GU Health Cover

Visa compliant health cover

Any GU Health Hospital cover will meet your visa requirements, and we'll have your confirmation of cover emailed to you once your application has been approved.

Manage your cover wherever you are

You can take care of your health cover by using Online Member Services or by downloading the GU Health App.

Choose your provider

Enjoy competitive treatment fees with our network of dentists, optometrists and physiotherapists who have promised they will deliver quality care and value for money . They are known as First Choice providers. Find a provider in the network.

Give your wellbeing a boost with Well with GU Health app

The Well with GU Health app empowers you to take positive steps to improve your mood, diet, sleep, fitness and more. Plus you can be rewarded along the way!

Australian Government Rebate

If you have a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement (RHCA) Medicare Card, earn less than $90,000 as a single or less than $180,000 as a couple, and are on one of our RHCA plans, you may be eligible to apply for the Australian Government Rebate. For more information visit the Australian Tax Office.

You may be able to avoid the Medicare Levy Surcharge

If you are from a country that has an RHCA with Australia and you’re on one of our RHCA plans, and are a single earning over $90,000 per year or a couple earning over $180,000, you may be able avoid liabilities such as the Medicare Levy Surcharge (MLS).**

Visa compliant health cover

Any GU Health Hospital cover will meet your visa requirements, and we'll have your confirmation of cover emailed to you once your application has been approved.

Manage your cover wherever you are

You can take care of your health cover by using Online Member Services or by downloading the GU Health App.

Choose your provider

Enjoy competitive treatment fees with our network of dentists, optometrists and physiotherapists who have promised they will deliver quality care and value for money . They are known as First Choice providers. Find a provider in the network.

Give your wellbeing a boost with Well with GU Health app

The Well with GU Health app empowers you to take positive steps to improve your mood, diet, sleep, fitness and more. Plus you can be rewarded along the way!

Australian Government Rebate

If you have a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement (RHCA) Medicare Card, earn less than $90,000 as a single or less than $180,000 as a couple, and are on one of our RHCA plans, you may be eligible to apply for the Australian Government Rebate. For more information visit the Australian Tax Office.

You may be able to avoid the Medicare Levy Surcharge

If you are from a country that has an RHCA with Australia and you’re on one of our RHCA plans, and are a single earning over $90,000 per year or a couple earning over $180,000, you may be able avoid liabilities such as the Medicare Levy Surcharge (MLS).**

How the Australian healthcare system works

Before you visit Australia, it's important that you understand how the Australian healthcare system works and what this will mean for you when applying for your visa.

Your Membership Guidelines

Learn more about being a GU Health member with Your Membership Guidelines.

Overseas visitor welcome book

Handy information on being a GU Health member for overseas visitors.

Your Membership Guidelines

Learn more about being a GU Health member with Your Membership Guidelines.

Overseas visitor welcome book

Handy information on being a GU Health member for overseas visitors.

**Medicare Levy Surcharge (MLS) is a government initiative and may apply if you are a single and earn over the relevant income thresholds. The surcharge is payable for every day you don't have hospital cover within the financial year. The ATO uses a special definition of income (called income for MLS purposes) to determine whether you are liable to pay the MLS, and the rate of MLS you will have to pay. This income is different to your taxable income.