OSHC Allianz Care Australia - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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OSHC Allianz Care Australia

USC’s preferred provider for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is Allianz Care Australia.

If you have been quoted a fee for an OSHC policy in your Letter of Offer, this is for an OSHC Essentials Policy provided by Allianz Care Australia. Find out more about the OSHC Essentials policy by reading the below prior to accepting your offer.

What is OSHC?

OSHC is health insurance to assist International students on a Student visa meet the costs of:

  • medical and hospital care
  • emergency ambulance services
  • limited pharmaceuticals

Australia's Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) requires that Student visa holders maintain OSHC for the duration of their Student visa, unless exempted under reciprocal government arrangements. Health insurance cover is also required for all family members residing in Australia on a dependent Student visa.

You can read more about OSHC on USC’s website, or the Australian Government’s Private Health website. The Department of Health also provides a useful One-Page Fact Sheet.

What is the OSHC Essentials Policy?

You can find out more in about the OSHC Essentials Policy in the policy document and members guide provided by Allianz Care Australia.

Why choose an OSHC Essentials Policy?

The benefits of choosing an OSHC Essentials Policy with Allianz Care Australia include:

  1. No waiting period for pregnancy-related services and treatment of pre-existing mental health related conditions for our OSHC Essentials policy
  2. Access to Allianz Care Australia Telehealth Services - powered by Doctors on Demand
  3. Allianz Care Australia Safety Services – powered by Sonder
  4. 24/7 emergency and medical assistance via our helpline
  5. Face-to-face support in dozens of locations across Australia (subject to COVID-19 regulations)

This is a summary of information and benefits. For the full exclusions, limitations, waiting periods, terms and conditions please read the Policy Document which is available at allianzcare.com.au/en/policywording


Allianz Care Australia Overseas Student Health Cover policies are authorised under a Deed entered into between Peoplecare Health Limited and the Australian Government through the Department of Health. Allianz Care Australia Overseas Student Health Cover and Overseas Visitor Health Cover policies are issued and managed by AWP Australia Pty Ltd ABN 52 097 227 177 trading as Allianz Care Australia. Peoplecare Health Limited ABN 95 087 648 753, a registered private health insurer under the Private Health Insurance Act 2007 (Cth), is the underwriter of Allianz Care Australia Overseas Student Health Cover and Overseas Visitor Health Cover policies.