Information on overseas student health cover for international students at University of Newcastle, Australia

Health cover

The Australian Government requires all holders of a student visa to have approved health cover for the duration of their visa, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). The University has a preferred arrangement in place with Allianz Global Assistance to assist students streamline this process. The University will deduct the cost of your health insurance from your deposit. This ensures that from when you arrive in Australia you have health cover.

Students on certain scholarships and those with reciprocal health insurance arrangements in their home country maybe exempt from this requirement. If you are a Swedish or Norwegian student, you are exempt from health cover as this is provided under the National Health Insurance Scheme.

Allianz Global Assistance is a well recognised provider of health insurance for international students in Australia. Details about the protection it provides and how students can claim reimbursement of expenses related to their primary health care can be found at OSHC Allianz Assistance.

Also available to students is a 24 hour helpline with an interpreter service which students can use in an emergency. The After Hours Assistance Line is 1800 1800 081 233.

An OSHC representative is available for consultation at the Callaghan campus, International Office on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and at the City Hub in Auckland Street on Wednesday afternoons.


Kaylene Smith
OSHC Customer Service RepresentativeAllianz
International Office and City Hub
University of Newcastle
Callaghan Campus
(Monday – Wednesday 9am to 5pm)
City Precinct
(Wednesday 12pm to 5pm)
Ph 136742